With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector.
By Karen Macdonald, www.farmcreditnetwork.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced multiple financial aid programs to support agriculture and rural America in February. Among the available funds are $160 million to support food and agriculture research, education and extension, $16 million to support food production and increase food security, and $14 million to support economic growth […]
Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe are consultants with Farm Credit East, working out of the Dayville office. Rick has been with Farm Credit for 27 years, and Jon has been with the organization for 31 years.
Agriculture received mainstream media attention in March, with ABC’s “Bachelor Farmer” Chris Soules proposing to his final choice of contestants, and bringing attention to farming with his new website promoting modern agriculture.
The start of April means Earth Day is coming, a chance for us to appreciate our planet and all it offers – food, fuel, fiber and water. We can also thank the sun, which is increasingly being used to generate clean electricity.
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the USDA blog featured a series devoted to four notable women in agriculture. Here are some highlights of what they had to say:
Minnie Lou Bradley, now a sprightly 83, always had a passion for agricultu…
The Rural America Matters blog series explores the issues and challenges of delivering rural infrastructure services to our nation’s food producers and their communities.
In 2011, Heather Gibson was introduced to Farm Credit at the AFA Leaders Conference. She interned with American AgCredit in Wichita, Kan. after she earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced multiple financial aid programs to support agriculture and rural America in February.
Matt Ritenour is a crop insurance specialist for MidAtlantic Farm Credit and has been helping farmers manage the risks of dealing with Mother Nature and market fluctuations since 2005.
The spring sales season for crop insurance is just around the corne…