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10 Reasons Why the 2015 FFA Convention Rocks

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By Amelia Sprague

The Farm Credit team has their bags packed, and is ready to return to the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo this week in Louisville, Ky. Once again we’ll be rockin’ out with the next generation of farmers, ranchers and advocates for rural America at the Farm Credit booth (#1519).

How Technology Helps Deliver Sweeter Strawberries

By: John Moscatelli
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From farm to fork, technology can help improve the supply chain process

How can technology help deliver sweeter strawberries?

Good question. But, it isn’t a one-part answer. It’s a process. At the 2015 American Trucking Association Management Conference & Exhibition, we’re showing how our technology can improve the supply chain process from beginning to end. In this case, from farm to fork.

Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up

By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
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Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.

For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.

Farming for the Future

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

Reducing Recidivism with Ecological Stewardship

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The Garden Project works to transform low-income communities by employing and training ex-offenders and at-risk youth in communities disproportionately affected by crime. RSF Social Finance, which provided The Garden Project with a grant through its Small Planet Fund, recently interviewed Cathrine Sneed about the project’s origins, evolution, and current challenges.

by Ellie Lanphier

RSF Social Finance Fall Quarterly: Are We What We Grow?

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In this latest issue of the RSF Quarterly, we highlight farmers and food entrepreneurs who are dedicated to building a healthy food system. Rachel and Steffen Schneider of Hawthorne Valley Farm share insights on farming that is values-based and rooted in culture.

Cultivating Loving Homes With Fair Trade Flowers

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Farmers and workers are some of the lowest paid laborers in the world, and inadequate income is just the beginning of many hardships to follow.

Joanna, a flower worker at a Fair Trade farm in Ecuador, has always dreamt of one day having her own home. In her previous job, at another flower farm down the road, this dream was never possible. She didn't earn enough to take her son to the doctor, let alone buy land to build a house on.

Sweet With Substance: How Fair Trade Cocoa Keeps Farming Families Healthy

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It's ironic, isn't it? That many of the farmers and workers who grow the world's food struggle to feed their own families.

Chronic hunger and malnutrition are pervasive in agricultural communities across the globe. Many farmers skip meals so their kids don't go hungry, with entire families suffering the most between harvests--a time known as "the thin months".

Curious Minds Are Brewing With Fair Trade

Info-graphics that explain how Fair Trade addresses some pretty serious stuff
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Child labor is a critical issue in our food systems. In fact, recent studies show that instances of child labor are increasing in some of the world's more important agricultural regions, like in West African cocoa production for example. 

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