Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.

Posts

National Pollinator Week

When most people hear the word pollinators, they think bees and maybe butterflies.  But in reality, many different animals can be pollinators including ants, bats, beetles, birds, flies, moths, wasps, bees, butterflies and others you may not even think of!
 
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Every Day Is Earth Day When You Work in Ag

In case you haven't heard yet, it's Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22nd.  This day was designed to allow groups, organizations and individuals to show support for environmental protection...something that agriculture has been quietly doing for decades.
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What is Agriculture

At first glance, this may seem like a fairly simple question – right?  Except, it’s not; not really.  Fifty years ago, defining agriculture would have been easier; most agricultural operations looked somewhat similar.  But today?  Today, agriculture is a diverse, multifaceted industry…and it is important to look at all the different angles in order to get a true understanding of the industry, and how it affects everyone on a daily basis. 
 
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Helping Producers Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness

How do I get the most out of my pastures?  How many animals can I successfully graze?  How long should I leave them in a pasture?  How close to the ground should I/can I graze without damaging the grass?  How long should I wait before putting animals back on the pasture?  What is overgrazing and how does it affect my production?  How do I efficiently graze the pasture I have?
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