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2014-04-08 12:33:27

Tighter Crop and Livestock Inventories Lift Market Sentiment DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect agricultural markets in transition, according to CoBank's new quarterly economic report. The U.S. grain markets continue to anticipate record crops in the coming year, leading to higher inventories and lower prices. While the large 2013-14 grain harvest pushed...

2014-03-26 08:23:50

Funds Will Support Food Banks In Areas Impacted By Drought FRESNO, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoBank and seven affiliated Farm Credit associations that serve California's agricultural sector announced today that they have committed $100,000 to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state. The associations together pledged $50,000, which CoBank matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The seven organizations are American AgCredit, Farm Credit...

2014-01-07 16:25:53

Increased Supplies and Falling Prices Shift Benefits Away from Grain Growers in 2014 DENVER, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An improving outlook for economic growth and declining crop prices will generate mixed effects for rural America in 2014, according to CoBank's new Quarterly U.S. Rural Economic Review. A growing economy should bolster demand for agricultural products, power and energy, and communication services. However, greater supplies of grain and other crop commodities will...

2013-07-31 23:20:17

Funds to support community service fellowships for post-9/11 veterans at Growing Washington and the TREE Project. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The Mission Continues, a St. Louis-based national veterans service organization, announced today that it has received a $37,500 joint commitment from CoBank and Northwest Farm Credit Services, members of the Farm Credit System and leading providers of credit to the U.S. rural economy. The Mission Continues empowers veterans to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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