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Louisville, KY (March 19, 2010)

Kentucky Ag Leadership Program Receives $32K Gift from Farm Credit

Farm Credit Mid-America has made a corporate stewardship donation of $32,000 to the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program (KALP). The presentation was made during that group’s visit to FCMA’ Louisville headquarters in March, where they were participating in a training session on agricultural finance.

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Louisville, KY (March 15, 2010)

Making life sweeter in Martinsville, Indiana

Tracy Hunter and his wife Chris know a thing or two about bees. Together with their children, 14-year-old Ross and 8-year-old Mackenzie, they run a 3rd generation beekeeping operation started by Tracy’s grandfather in the early 1900s (to see more pictures of the Hunter operation, click here). Hunter’s Honey Farm is situated on 75 acres—65 […]

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Louisville, KY (March 15, 2010)

The glass is always half full in Ripley, Ohio

For Seth and Tina Meranda, the future of their diversified operation was rooted firmly in the past. And we do mean rooted—vines, grapes, and all (see see more pictures of the vineyard, click here). Seth Meranda purchased the five-generation family farm from his grandfather in 1992 and set to work raising tobacco, corn, soybeans, and […]

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Louisville, KY (March 15, 2010)

FCMA reports good earnings in 2009

Louisville, KY (March 15, 2010) – Farm Credit Mid-America today announced financial results for 2009. The agriculture lending cooperative topped $16.5 billion in owned and managed assets, growing 7 percent when many financial institutions shrank due to the economic woes of 2009. At nearly $142 million, earnings were good and very stable despite much larger […]

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