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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Depending on location, farmers can suffer significant losses each year due to predator attacks on their goat herds. These predators take many different shape and size, including: coyote, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, eagle, and even the domestic dog. If your herd has been tormented by any of these. Read More »

Several years in the making, the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 was a major win for agriculture and for the food security of our nation. How the provisions in the farm bill will play out on farms across the Mid-Atlantic region will be determined over the next several months as USDA works with. Read More »

By: Matt Ritenour, crop insurance specialist With the March 15 crop insurance deadline quickly approaching for corn and soybeans, there is a common question on many farmers’ minds: how will the new Farm Bill affect my crop insurance coverage, and what will that mean for my out-of-pocket costs? The good news is that the previous. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit When it comes to selling food to the general public, there are quite a few hoops you need to jump through before you can start selling your products. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating the safety, packaging and labeling of all food products. Read More »

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced the dates of their annual stockholder meetings. This year’s events will be taking place on: April 1 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland; April 2at Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Delaware; April 3at Yoder Restaurant & Buffet in New Holland, Pennsylvania; April 8at Walkersville Fire Hall in Walkersville, Maryland; and April 9at. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit As versatile livestock on a farm or an addition to a rural homestead with a “go green” initiative, goats are among the top competitors. Not only are they browsers, clearing brush and overgrown shrubbery, but they can also provide nutritious milk, excellent fiber for spinning and in some cases,. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Highly versatile and flavorful, goat cheese is considered both a delicacy and an everyday commodity all over the world. Goat cheese comes in mild to strong flavors, creamy to solid consistency and a range of shapes and sizes. Originally created in France thousands of years ago, different types of. Read More »

When you think of a GPS, you probably envision a long car ride for a family vacation trip or even using the maps on your smart phone to navigate to a new office location or store. While these may seem like the most obvious instances, GPS technology has spread to the ag industry making everyday. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit In a world that seems to revolve around production output and increasing income, many people are becoming more and more demanding of the products they are purchasing. People have become increasingly concerned with the food they purchase, where it comes from and how it’s grown; most importantly, making an. Read More »

The most important thing to remember when it comes to managing your debt and budget is understanding where your money goes. If at the end of the month (or specified time period), you are strapped for funds, but don’t have anything to show for it, you probably need to reevaluate your spending habits and money. Read More »