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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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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Agriculture and Football

Fall is officially here...and that means football!!  Football may arguably be the most popular sport in the United States – from high school to college to the NFL, almost everyone watches at least some football from September to February.  But did you know that America’s favorite game depends on agriculture?
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What Is The AG and Legal Workforce Act?

If you ask a farmer, “What do you think about your future labor needs on your farm?” chances are, you’ll get an earful about the availability of reliable farm workers to help them milk their cows, harvest their fruit or vegetables, or work their crops. Agricultural labor reform has been at the forefront of legislative policy for most agriculture groups for the past 20 years,...
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A New Ag Biz Planner Class Has Begun!

Fall is an exciting, if busy, time of year for the Knowledge Center, due in large part to the fact that fall brings the start of a new Ag Biz Planner class.  Helping new and existing farms take an honest look at their current and/or intended operation to develop a business plan and expand their financial knowledge is something we are passionate about, and we have been privilege to work with a variety of great farms and agribusinesses over the past 6 years.
 
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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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