2012 22.2 Farm Credit Reveals Four 2012 Agricultural Trends

At a time when consumers are craving information about how their food gets from the farm to the table, Farm Credit, a national provider of financing and related services to agriculture and rural America, continues its 95th anniversary celebration by educating consumers about the diversity of agriculture and food production through informative customer stories. The online series, called Producing Excellence, highlights the strength, ingenuity and contributions of America’s agricultural producers, including producers’ essential role in the economy.
Farm Credit has featured dozens of individuals and families who represent excellence in agriculture and rural America. These profiles also offer a glimpse into four key industry trends for 2012:

  • A growing connection between consumers and producers
  • Agriculture careers offer a bright spot in the U.S. economy
  • Strong consumer and producer interest in locally grown food
  • An increasing number of female farm operators

About Farm Credit

For 95 years, Farm Credit has been a national provider of credit and related services to rural America through a cooperative network of customer-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Created by Congress in 1916, the Farm Credit System provides more than $175 billion in loans and leases to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. For more information about the Farm Credit System, visit www.farmcredit.com.

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