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Farmers are important not only on a large scale, but on a small scale too. We need farmers to provide food for the ever growing population, and what better place to start then in our schools? The National Farm to School Network began in the late 1990s advocating the incorporation of local foods into school. 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 »

Today, we don’t see many families making the move back to the farming lifestyle of their ancestors. Most are content with living in and around cities, choosing to be closer to their work and places of interest. However the Lucas family from Stanley, Virginia, found through purchasing a few bucket calves that agriculture could be. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, marketing specialist October has finally arrived bringing the promise of turning leaves, chilly weather, and an excuse to drink as much hot apple cider as possible, can it get any better? Of course it can! October also  happens to be Cooperative Month, celebrating the cooperative business model and providing an opportunity to. Read More »

MidAtlantic Farm Credit will be awarding $18,000 in scholarships to those who plan to or are currently continuing their education as full-time students at a college, university, or technical school. The applications, along with all required supplemental materials, are due by January 16, 2015. MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s scholarship program is available to high school students. Read More »

One thing that can be guaranteed to bring people together is good food. Richardson Farms in White Marsh, Maryland have taken the ideal of “farm to table” quite literally and have expanded their farm market to not just include produce from their farms, but a range of diverse products all produced from local agriculture operations. Read More »

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced October 31 as the deadline to register for the next class of the AgBiz Masters program. This two-year educational program is available to young, beginning, and minority farmers located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, who are interested in broadening their financial and management skill set as they. Read More »

What does the typical farm look like now-a-days? That’s a difficult question to answer especially when you consider the constant changes farmers are making to comply with regulations and even to supplement their income. Leon and Wendy Snyder of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, proudly manage three different agricultural operations and a concrete construction business – now that’s. Read More »

Jim Vincent began farming in Sussex County, Delaware with just a single-row cultivator and two mules. Today Jim’s grandsons, Ray and Clay, operate Vincent Farms in the same area as their grandfather, but in many different ways. Besides producing an array of fruits and vegetables in different locations to maximize their “growing season”, Ray and. Read More »

Crop insurance agents at area lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit want to remind producers that important fall sales closing dates are approaching for purchasing crop insurance. Wheat and barley sales close on September 30 and grape, apple, and peach sales close on November 20. Raising food and crops can be a very risky business, as drought,. Read More »