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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Happy National Chicken Month!

Fun Fact:  Americans eat more chicken that anyone else in the world.  In fact, we consumed more than 93.5 lbs per capita in 2018!  Surprised?  When you consider that more than 25,000 family farmers have production contracts to raise broiler (meat) chickens, and that in 2018 more than 9 billion broiler chickens (weighing 56.8 billion pounds) were produced...it's not hard to see why chicken is so popular...
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May Is Beef Month

Brace yourself...May is just 2 days away!  The first few months of this year seem to have flown by, but since May is one of our favorite months, we are trying to adjust!  Why is it one of our favorite months?  Because it's National Beef Month!
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When Is A Steak More Than A Steak?

In keeping with the “fair season” theme – let’s talk livestock show and sales.  Anyone who has attended a local, regional or state fair and walked through the livestock barns has been able to see kids hard at work taking care of their cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.  For many of those kids, the fair is the accumulation of months (or in some cases almost a year) of hard work.
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Summer Heat and Livestock

Summer is officially here and it has brought the heat along with it!  Staying cool during these hot summer months is important, both for people and for livestock.  For most humans, we can come inside and cool off relatively easily – but how do we help our four legged friends and livestock? 
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Telling Your Agriculture Story - Why?

If you have attended any agricultural conferences or meetings lately, you very well may have heard someone say that agriculture as an industry needs to do a better job “telling our story”.  That message is resonating more and more through the agriculture community, but have you hear why?
 
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