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.

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It's National Pork Month!

Pork lovers...did you know October is National Pork Month?  Pork is a great source of lean protein (and it tastes pretty good too!).  To celebrate the month, we're excited to share some great info from Pork.org...
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Yay, Cheese!

Apparently it is National Moldy Cheese Day (who knew?!).  While this seems a little strange, we’ll take any reason that we can to celebrate cheese (and by association milk and the dairy farmers who produce it).
 
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Tis the Season For...

Fall is for cozy sweaters, cool nights, crisp days (at least soon hopefully), beautiful fall leaves...and its also for apples, squash, slow cooker recipes (for those busy back to school days, sports, livestock shows, you name it), and comfort food!
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A Labor of Love...and Sweat and Tears...

“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
President Eisenhower was President more than 50 years ago…and yet these words still ring true today, perhaps even more than they did then.  In 1900, 38% of the United States wad directly employed in agriculture, and today, it is less than 2%.  And still, each U.S. farmer producers enough food and fiber for 165 people both in the U.S. and abroad, and do so with few inputs than they did even 30 years ago.
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Bacon Bites - National Bacon Lovers Day

Confession time – bacon is one of my favorite foods.  Whether it is a crispy slice of bacon in the morning or on a sandwich, wrapped around scallops, chicken, asparagus, etc. or chopped up to use on salads (or a number of other ways), bacon is a favorite food in our house.  And that means today is a great day…because it’s National Bacon Lovers Day!
 
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