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2018 Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

As supporters of Florida agriculture, we stay up-to-date on issues that impact rural America. This year, we visited the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science’s (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics (FRE) department’s annual Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference. Great industry minds ranging from professors, to agricultural scientists to policy experts update those in attendance on policy initiatives and the research or causes that shape those initiatives.

Agriculture’s Risky Business and Farm Credit’s Advantage

Agriculture is a risky business: unprecedented weather and natural disasters can devastate crop yields. Successful farmers plan accordingly with a risk management strategy. Crop insurance makes for an essential element of such strategy, as the right policy enables producers to meet financial obligations—both business and personal.

For Generations to Come

With an expected population of 9.8 billion by the year 2050 and nearly 2 billion more mouths to feed, agriculture remains a vital industry. However, with the many challenges the agriculture industry faces every day, and the environmental footprint the industry leaves, there is an upmost importance for sustainability.

New Year, Same Dedication

From all of us at Farm Credit, we wish you a safe and happy new year! We were honored to serve you throughout 2017 and look forward to an excellent 2018.

Castillo Family Farms

The Castillo family provides invaluable research resources to IFAS and the NRCS through their unique farming operation in Plant City, Florida.

Veterans Choosing Careers in Agriculture with New UF/IFAS Program

Through the new Veteran Agriculture Selection Program (VASP), the GCREC has a mission to “expose veterans to various modern crop production practices and helping them develop positive relationships and career opportunities within the Florida agriculture industry while they are enrolled in a University of Florida certificate program.”


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