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.

October 2016

Sausage for Dinner (and breakfast and snack...)

It’s hard to believe that is the last day of October – Happy Halloween!  As a last “hoorah” to a month that seems to have flown by, we wanted to share some neat facts about sausage, since October is, in addition to many other things, National Sausage Month! 
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Corny? Maybe!

It’s Corn Month!!  Yes, there is a corn month – who knew?  To celebrate this American staple, we have gathered some corn facts to share with you.
 
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What Is Agriculture?

At first glance, this may seem like a fairly simple question – right?  Except, it’s not; not really.  Recently I was a part of a conversation where someone defined agriculture – or at least their perception of what agriculture is.  And 50 years ago, their description would have fit most agricultural operations.  But today?  Today, agriculture is a diverse, multifaceted industry…and it is important to look at all the different angles in order to get a true understanding of the industry, and how it affects everyone on a daily basis. 
 
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Mmmm...applebutter, apple pie, apple cider! Its National Apple Month

Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, Granny Smith…October is Apple Month!  It began as National Apple Week in 1904, and was expanded to National Apple Month in 1996.  Apple harvest is in full swing throughout most of the U.S. now, and orchards make a great pick-your-own weekend trip, as well as a farmer’s market staple!
 
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Bacon..Sausage...Ham...Oh My!

October is...wait for it….National Pork Month!  While some sources say October began as National Pork Month because it was the time that hogs were traditionally marketed, today it serves as a way to celebrate pork producers and share some information about the industry. 
 
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