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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Enough is Enough

Do you ever feel like someone has drawn one giant line in the sand and people have jumped on either side of it and are screaming at the top of their lungs?  Pick your topic – politics, parenting, food choices, agriculture…you name it and I can guarantee you don’t have to look very far to find people who are screaming so loud about their point of view that they can’t even hear themselves think, let alone take a breath long enough to hear the other side.
 
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What's In My Food?

As consumers, we are becoming more and more aware of what is in our food, which has prompted more and more "research" and "reports" on what our food contains.  Which is great, or is it?  The information available can be overwhelming at times, and depending on who is giving the report, the presentation of the facts can vary, making things sound better or worse than they actually are. 
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It Takes All Types

By 2050, the world population is expected to reach approximately 9.6 billion people (according to an estimate by the U.N.).  Given that today’s population is estimated at 7.4 billion people, that is a fairly significant increase over the next 34 years.  That number has some significant implications in many different ways, not the least of which is how we will feed that many people.
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So What Is A GMO?

GMO – this acronym has been in the news and on social media quite a bit; we’ve even posted about GMOs, specifically Vermont’s upcoming labeling law, on our blog.  But even with all the discussion on this topic a question remains in a lot of people’s minds of what a GMO truly is.
 
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The Right to Choose

Choices.  The freedom to choose seems to be a huge topic these days, for many different issues.  And I can understand - doesn't everyone want the right to make their own choices?  Even my four year old is pushing for his right to make choices on things that affect him...gone are the days where we get to just throw some clothes on him in the morning...now he wants to choose which shirt and which shorts - even his socks have to be a choice!  We are fortunate to live in a country where we are able to make choices about our personal lives...including our food. 
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