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.

Posts

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.
Read More

Bacon Bites - National Bacon Lovers Day

Confession time – bacon is one of my favorite foods.  Whether it is a crispy slice of bacon in the morning or on a sandwich, wrapped around scallops, chicken, asparagus, etc. or chopped up to use on salads (or a number of other ways), bacon is a favorite food in our house.  And that means today is a great day…because it’s National Bacon Lovers Day!
 
Read More

National Corn on the Cob Day

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!  Admittedly, with the weather that we have been having lately in quite a large section of Virginia and West Virginia hasn’t been extremely conducive to cooks outs...but corn on the cob is still a staple and symbol of summer for many people.
 
Read More

June is Dairy Month!

It’s Dairy Month!  Dairy farmers work hard every day of the year to provide all the wonderful dairy products that we enjoy – milk, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, ice cream and much more!  This month we celebrate dairy farmers and all they do – and we wanted to share some dairy fun facts with you!
Read More

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...
Read More
Displaying results 1-5 (of 21)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5  >  >|