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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Let's Talk "Ag"vocacy!

Confession – “ag”vocacy is not a word that you will find in a dictionary.  So what exactly are we talking about?  Well…we’re talking about:
 
Advocating (show public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy) for Agriculture (the science of farming, including cultivation of the soil and the rearing of animals to provide food and other products).
 
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"Ag"vocacy At It's Finest

“If you think you are the smartest person in the room you have already proven yourself wrong.”
 
Ever heard that saying?   The premise is that there will always be someone who knows more about something than you do.  So what in the world does this have to do with agriculture and why is it on the Knowledge Center blog?
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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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