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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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 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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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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Show Me The Beef!

May is Beef Month…which causes a happy dance in our house.  We eat quite a bit of beef in our house all year long, from steaks to burgers, roasts and just about everything in between! 
 
Nation-wide there are approximately 727,906 beef farms and ranches.  Of these 91% are family owned...
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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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