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As we look back over the last 10 years, we have seen more than our share of volatility — soybeans from $8 to $17, corn from $3 to $8, rice from $9 to $17 per cwt, cotton from .57 to 2.13 and extremely high temperatures in 2011 to extremely high rainfall in 2018 and 2019. Agriculture volatility is not something new to Farm Credit.
One of the highlights at Farm Credit Midsouth is the annual presentation of 14 scholarships worth $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduates. Each student was chosen based on a combination of academic, extracurricular, agricultural, and leadership...
Land values appear to be increasing slightly in Eastern Arkansas. Increases in value began to slow after 2015 and are now flat to increasing. Based on the period from 7/1/18 to 6/30/19, benchmark values ranged from no increase in Clay County to a 4.69% increase in Craighead County. St. Francis County increased 4.39%, Cross County increased 1.20% and Lee County increased 2.27%. Farm Credit Midsouth uses five benchmarks to estimate changes in land values.
Join Farm Credit customers from across the country in educating Congress about rural communities and agriculture. With fewer members of Congress representing rural areas, it’s more important than ever to make sure they understand modern agriculture, the challenges producers face, and the resources necessary to continue feeding our country and the world.
Farm Credit made a $50,000 donation to the Arkansas Red Cross on July 3. The funds will assist Arkansans impacted by recent flooding along the Arkansas River. Thirty-one counties along the Arkansas portion of the river system sustained damage from late May and early June flooding.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit are partnering to provide six $1,000 Homegrown by Heroes academic scholarships to military veterans, currently serving military personnel, and their spouses or children who are pursuing an agricultural or an agricultural-related degree. Funding for the scholarships is generously provided by Farm Credit. Online applications are available, and are due August 17, 2018.
Farmer veterans shared their unique perspective with policymakers in Washington, D.C., July 11-12 as part of a fly-in organized by Farm Credit. More than 60 farmer veterans who are Farm Credit customers or Farm Credit employees who are veterans visited with key lawmakers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to highlight the role of veterans in agriculture and talk about the needs of servicemen and women as they transition from military to careers in agriculture.