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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Choices, Choices - Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle

One of the most incredible, wonderful, and sometimes frustrating parts of agriculture is how diverse it really is.  It encompasses so many different types of production, interests and passions – and yet everyone in agriculture feels connected.  When you think about the diversity in this industry, some of the differences are easy to spot – some farmers grow crops, while others raise livestock.  Some farm on a large scale while other grow product on a small scale to sell locally at farmers markets, etc.  But there are also differences that may not be so easy to spot from the outside looking in.
 
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Farm Credit Ag Biz in D.C.

For the third year in a row, we were excited to be able to take a group of Ag Biz Planner participants to Washington, D.C. to be able to visit with their legislators and staff and share their agriculture story.  This year seven graduates joined us for a busy two and a half days in our nation’s capital.
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Reflections on International Dairy Federation World Summit

“The compulsory compliance of Dutch dairy farmers to the ANCA model provides an important lesson to  American agriculture.”  
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Antibiotics in Your Food?

Chances are, if you've even looked in your grocery store meat cooler lately, you've seen an "Antibiotic Free" label.  And with all the concern about antibiotic resistance, super bugs, and infections that cannot be treated with normal antibiotics, that sounds like the safest best right?  What if I told you that all meat is antibiotic free - regardless of labels?
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Must Have Tools...

Tools - depending on your job or your role, I can almost guarantee that there are certain tools that you can’t live without.  When we go anywhere with our children, we have a bag packed with the “essentials” that always get thrown in the car.  My husband’s truck is full of boxes and tools – essentials things he may need in any given day on the farm dealing with calves, tractors and crops.  Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Buzzard’s Beat Blog, shares her 8 Must-Haves for a Rancher’s Toolbox…top among them are passion and patience.
 
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