Philadelphia, PA (July 30, 2012) — The Farm Journal Foundation’s Farmers Feeding the World initiative announced today that it has received a $60,000 grant from the Farm Credit National Contributions program. As a supporter of Farmers Feeding the World, Farm Credit joins other organizations, companies and hundreds of producers across the U.S. rallying to protect modern agriculture’s ability to produce the most abundant, affordable and safest food supply in the world.
The Farm Credit National Contributions program supports rural America through financial contributions to organizations and initiatives that improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. Farm Credit’s contribution will support Farmers Feeding the World’s mission to fight hunger and educate consumers about modern agriculture’s role in feeding a hungry world.
The grant will also help sponsor the 14th Farm Journal Forum, a high-level policy dialogue focused on vital issues surrounding modern agriculture and food security, held in Washington, D.C.
Christina Bowen, Farm Credit National Contributions Director, said, "Farm Credit is proud to join the Farmers Feeding the World campaign to rally American agriculture for the war against hunger.
Farm Credit’s financial support will bolster the work that’s already being done in fighting global hunger as we educate the general public about U.S. agriculture’s role in feeding a hungry world."
"Farm Credit is woven into the fabric of modern agriculture, providing capital to help America’s farmers and ranchers be more productive than ever before," said Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Foundation president. "Farm Credit’s partnership with Farmers Feeding the World is built on our shared commitment to farmers and ranchers, and we are proud to have their support."