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By: Amber Bullock, marketing specialist I have always been involved in the agriculture community – from growing up on a family farm, raising sheep, being a state officer in the FFA and now working for Farm Credit. And with that, I find that there is a significant role for women in agriculture, whether they are. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Goats have proven themselves to be one of the most versatile livestock options for farms of any size: providing milk, fiber and meat, goats also provide excellent companionship for livestock and people and have the ability to control weeds and brush in overgrown pastures. Brush and weeds can minimize. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Naturally homogenized and easy to digest, goat milk accounts for about 65% of milk consumption worldwide. Why is goat milk so popular? It may be due to location availability or the idea that goats are efficient livestock to keep, providing milk, meat and/or fiber. Healthy goats will produce about. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit After deciding what you’ll be using your goats for, it will also be important for you to decide on a breeding program and how you plan on implementing that process. Breeding season for dairy goats typically falls in late summer and carries through to early winter, while other breeds. Read More »

MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced the closing date for corn, soybeans, and Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite) as March 15th. Crop insurance is a risk management tool used to provide producers with financial protection when low production or price fluctuations occur. AGR-Lite is a total farm revenue policy that provides protection against unforeseen natural disasters and. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit So, you’ve decided that goats are the right livestock choice for your farm. Hopefully, you’ve also decided what kind of goat to buy and where you can buy the type of goat you want. When purchasing a goat, there are many questions you will want answered to ensure that. Read More »

Full article from “Growing Produce” by Christina Herrick found here. Succession planning can be a fearful topic for any business — addressing an exit from a viable operation while ensuring the future of it. Whether you are just taking over a farm or a seasoned member of the agriculture community, a succession plan is a necessary evil. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit When it comes to livestock, there are quite a few different places available for you to purchase animals for your farm. Each place, however, comes with its own pros and cons. Like any other livestock animal, goats being used for production or even 4-H projects should be properly examined. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit So, you’re thinking about purchasing a goat or two. Have you decided what you’ll be using the goat for? In America, goats in agriculture are on the rise as they provide milk that can also be made into cheese, fibers like cashmere and mohair, and lean meat cuts. But what. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Versatile, hardy and absolutely adorable; goats are becoming an extremely popular animal in the United States as livestock animals on farms and as pets. Originally domesticated and herded about 9,000 years ago, goats served (and still serve) the purpose of providing products including: milk, fiber and meat. Just like. Read More »