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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Celebrating National Farm City Week

Did you know the week of Thanksgiving is always National Farm City Week?  As we gear up to spend time with family and enjoy a meal, it is the perfect time to reflect on exactly how agriculture stretches from the farm fields, to city tables and beyond.
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Agriculture and Football

Fall is officially here...and that means football!!  Football may arguably be the most popular sport in the United States – from high school to college to the NFL, almost everyone watches at least some football from September to February.  But did you know that America’s favorite game depends on agriculture?
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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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Agriculture and Baseball

Who loves baseball??  As one of “America’s Favorite Pastimes” baseball continues to be a popular sport, and we’re right in the middle of baseball season!   Bud did you know that without agriculture, you couldn’t have baseball?
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