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Farm Credit Institutions Increased Support to Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers
Farm Credit Institutions Increased Support to Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers
A recent presentation shows Farm Credit institutions increased their support of the young, beginning, and small farmers and ranchers across the country in 2019. “Farm Credit grew and strengthened its commitment to young, beginning, and small farmers and ranchers in 2019 despite the challenges of continued low commodity prices, severe weather events, and an uncertain trade outlook,” says Farm Credi
Farm Credit Loan Volume up 1%
Farm Credit Loan Volume up 1%
Combined net income for the Farm Credit System increased 1.8 percent to $1.27 billion for the first quarter of 2018, as compared with $1.24 billion for the same period last year. President and CEO of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation Tracey McCabe says the system remains “well-positioned” to support farmers as they face challenges this year. Net intere...
State of the Farm Lending Industry in the U.S.
State of the Farm Lending Industry in the U.S.
Concerns over low commodity prices have hurt not only the farmer, but the farm lending industry as well.   Nathan Kaufman of the Federal Reserve Bank spoke to a Senate Ag Committee last week.   “Alongside the reductions in farm income the past four years, agricultural credit conditions have weakened steadily and farm real estate values have trended lower.”   Profi...
Farm Credit System Strong, but Concerns Abound over Farmers
Farm Credit System Strong, but Concerns Abound over Farmers
The farm credit system is financially sound and able to handle loan money to farmers, but are producers in positions to borrow it?   Dallas Tonsager, CEO of Farm Credit Administration said he has concerns.   “Debt to asset levels are rising while net farm income is declining and crop prices are expected to remain weak.”   Many ...

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