Category : Helpful Articles

It’s that time of year again! The roads are busier than ever with folks traveling for vacations and trips. You’ll also notice more farm equipment on the roads as farmers bale hay, harvest vegetables and spray for weeds along with our equestrian folks enjoying the beautiful weather on horseback. During this time, it’s important to. Read More »

By: Susan Paglia, Mortgage Lending Manager This week is National Pollinator Week, and being an avid gardener myself, I wanted to share some tips the Penn State Extension provided on adding these to your garden at home. Whether you have a large farm, a garden, or a small lot, you can increase the number of. Read More »

It’s one thing to spend a lot of time on your crops; the soil needs to be just right, the pests need to be kept at bay and the produce needs the attention necessary to keep them growing into a top quality product. One thing, however, that is almost as important as the product you produce,. Read More »

Part of managing your risks as a farmer means taking necessary precautions to keep your crops and livestock disease and pest free. This can be expensive and time-consuming but can mean the difference between having a solid harvest and losing out on a season. By taking precaution and putting preventive measures in place before an. Read More »

Recently, we have been notified of an increase in fraudulent caller reports and phishing scams. These calls are disguised well, as they often appear to be from one of the company’s phone numbers and use official terminology requesting payment on overdue accounts. The calls may also leave a message for you to call them back. Read More »

Whether you farm and sell your produce traditionally or you run a Community Supported Agriculture operation (CSA), starting a farm blog can be a great investment for your business. In a world where technology has spread to the nooks and crannies of even the most unreachable places, people are more information-thirsty than they have ever been.. Read More »

How to Keep your Greenhouse in tip-top shape Greenhouses can be an excellent addition to any agriculture operation; not only do they have the ability to extend the growing season, but they also make it possible to grow produce that wouldn’t typically thrive in your area. Depending on the style and structure you chose for. Read More »

By: Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs Officer In the seven months since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been busy establishing the rules and regulations that provide more detail on how to actually use the various programs established by the bill. Much of the buzz right. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Making the decision to begin a garden or a CSA is a big step in living a more sustainable life or generating income from farming your land. However, all crops are not created equal in terms of hardiness and required care levels. Some plants thrive being left alone after. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Those that get into farming know the long labor hours they’ll be putting into field work, managing finances, and the many other tasks that come with the responsibility of producing food and other products. How can you tell if your farms’ profitability is enough to support paying a wage. Read More »