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A Real Christmas Tree is the Natural Choice

We recently interviewed Nathan Meiser, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. Each holiday season a difficult choice confronts shoppers: celebrate with a real tree or artificial tree? Nathan, who has...

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2021 Industry Educational Events

Many early 2021 in-person events are transitioned to webinars. Below is your one-stop-shop for all agriculture-related webinars. Check back for updates. Farming for the Future Webinar Series: Join...

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Priorities for the Four Pillars

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University A recent nationwide webcast for agricultural producers resulted in a question pertaining to the four...

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Transforming the Black Swan into a Phoenix

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University The COVID-19 black swan event has three phases. At first, it was a dirty bird causing mass disruption in...

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Managing Volatility on Dairy Farms

We recently interviewed Cory Mellott, crop insurance specialist with AgChoice Farm Credit and Crop Growers LLP. Volatility in dairy markets is a significant challenge for the dairy industry, and 2020...

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Helping Neighbors in Need

We recently interviewed Jane Clements-Smith, executive director of Feeding Pennsylvania. During this time of thanksgiving we are grateful for the role of food banks in helping our neighbors in need...

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