Cultural Methods

Business / Agriculture / Cultural Methods: Practices used to enhance crop and livestock health and prevent weed, pest or disease problems without the use of chemical substances: examples include the selection of appropriate varieties and planting sites: selection of appropriate breeds of livestock: providing livestock facilities designed to meet requirements of species or type of livestock: proper timing and density of plantings: irrigation: and extending a growing season by manipulating the microclimate with green houses, cold frames, or wind breaks.

Farmer Mac (Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation)

Business / Agriculture / Farmer Mac (Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation): Created by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 as a federally chartered, private corporation responsible for guaranteeing the timely repayment of principal and interest to investors in a new agricultu MORE

Edward R. Madigan U.S. Agricultural Export Excellence Award

Business / Agriculture / Edward R. Madigan U.S. Agricultural Export Excellence Award: An award established by the FAIR Act of 1996 to recognize companies’ and other entities’ entrepreneurial efforts in the food and agricultural sector for advancing U.S. agricultural exports. MORE

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Business / Agriculture / Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: An organization more commonly referred to as Farmer Mac, which is a secondary (resale) market for agricultural mortgages. Farmer Mac was authorized by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987. MORE

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