Category : Industry News

This blog was posted by Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture.   Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. What better day to recognize the incredible achievements of women in agriculture?   Women have always played a key role on the farm or ranch. Traditionally, women often kept the books. Read More »

By: Kelly Bailey, crop insurance specialist Welcome back to our Crop Insurance Friday series! And since it’s sales closing time in the crop insurance department, I must ask – have you talked to your agent yet?   If you are one of our crop insurance customers, you should have received your premium quote in the. Read More »

By: Dwayne Salem, crop insurance sales representative Welcome back to our Crop Insurance Friday series!  Today, I’ll be discussing some important tips and hints that will help you get the most of your crop insurance coverage, as well as help you decode the lingo that your sales representatives may use during your discussions.  Our goal. Read More »

More farmers and ranchers are getting closer to their customers, and finding that they can capture a higher margin when they grow vegetable or meat products with a specific consumer market in mind.  Are you?   Farmers are benefiting from the “eat local” trend, finding ways to sell direct-to-retail and capture a higher profit margin. Read More »

There is no doubt that women play a significantly different role in agriculture today, than 75 years ago, or even 25 years ago!  Today, women are leaders on the farm, in agribusinesses, government ag agencies, extension programs, and more.  The 2013 Women in Agriculture conference showcases women excelling in the industry and helps women recognize. Read More »

by: Teresa Gleockler, crop insurance specialist   Welcome back to our “Crop Insurance Friday” blog series.  Today, I will be discussing our crop insurance partnerships and outlining the basics of insurance.  I have lots to share, so let’s get started:   Our Partnerships When the Farm Service Agency stopped selling crop insurance in 1997, it became. Read More »

Biotechnology is a collection of technologies applied to medicine, agriculture and environmental management that solve problems or enhance products through cellular and molecular processes.   Agricultural biotechnology increases crop yields, preserves and improves soils, and enhances the control of pests weeds and harmful diseases, in addition to producing healthier foods.  In countries where biotech crops. Read More »

Farmers are truly protectors of the land – they take land stewardship and protecting natural resources really seriously.  And to be honest, we should all follow in their footsteps and do the same.   Conservation tillage, a way of farming that reduces erosion (soil loss) on cropland while using less energy, has grown from 17 percent. Read More »

By: Steve Grant, crop insurance sales representative   We often find ourselves wondering why we do things – including why should you buy crop insurance, and especially why should you handle it with Farm Credit, right?  Ask any of our current customers and they could tell you, but since you’re here, allow me to fill. Read More »

by: Kathi Levan, crop insurance manager   You know the old saying – if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  And as farmers, you know nothing could be truer when it comes to your farming operation.  Planting crops is a risky proposition. You plan for the seed and fertilizer costs, plan when to. Read More »