Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, both newcomers to agriculture and producers who span generations.

Tim and Tom Stuart
Tim and Tom Stuart
Lake Odessa, MI
Starting young and working closely with their father, these young brothers are poised for further success.

 

Tony and Connie Kodesh
Tony and Connie Kodesh
Red Rock, OK
Diversification to respond to a changing agricultural environment has enabled this Oklahoma couple to thrive.

 

Vineland Cooperative Produce Auction Association, Inc.
Vineland Cooperative Produce Auction Association, Inc.
Vineland, NJ
Starting a virtual auction increased this cooperative produce auction's reach and added convenience for its customers.

 

Tom Bailey
Bailey Farms International
Ephraim, UT
Compressing hay makes it easier and cheaper for these entrepreneurs to ship their bales around the world.

 

The Bartaks
Bartak Brothers, Inc.
Anselmo, NE
Helping share the story of agriculture, this farming family is featured in a new documentary series.

 

Fohn Bendele
Grassfield Beef
Hondo, TX
Growing interest in sustainable agriculture led this farm family to raise grass-fed beef for local consumers.

 

Richard Benzel
Benzel Brothers Farm
Hardin, MT
Diversification and efficiency help mitigate the challenges of the delayed payment schedule faced by sugar beet growers.

 

Terry Bishop
Dairy Farmer
Denton, TN
Transitioning to an organic approach to managing their dairy herd offers these producers price stability.

 

Natasha Bowens
Color of Food
Wassaic, NY
This young farmer of color has undertaken an odyssey to capture the history and success of other farmers of color.

 

The Bowmans
Homeland Creamery
Julian, NC
Adding a creamery to a long-time dairy operation enabled this farm family to continue serving its local market.

 

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Oxnard, CA

The world’s largest onion plant uses its organic waste to power itself with a groundbreaking waste-to-energy system.
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Farm Credit by the Numbers

  • 1,062,364
    Number of Loans at Dec. 31, 2016
  • 500,000
    Farm Credit Customers Nationwide
  • $253 Billion
    Total Loan Volume at Dec. 31, 2016
  • $12.2 billion
    New Loans to Small Farmers and Ranchers in 2014
 


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