Ag Banking

ABA Proposes Changes for Next Farm Bill

Testifying on behalf of ABA today at a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee, banker Nate Franzen outlined several changes ABA is seeking in the upcoming Farm Bill.

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ABA, ICBA Call on Trump to Revitalize Rural America

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America urged the president to make the revitalization of rural America a priority for any new national infrastructure program.

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FDIC’s Supervisory Insights Highlights Credit Risk Trends

Total loan balances at FDIC-insured banks grew 6.8 percent between September 2015 and September 2016, with considerable growth occurring in commercial real estate, agricultural, and oil and gas lending portfolios, the agency said in the winter issue of its Supervisory Insights publication released today.

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A Teacher Turned Banker

ABA’s 2016–17 Government Relations Council chairman, Stan Jenks, wants banker-customer encounters to be ‘teachable moments.’

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ABA Urges Congress to Rein In Farm Credit System

In a statement for the record in today’s House Appropriations Committee oversight hearing on Farm Credit Administration, ABA emphasized that the Farm Credit System has become too large, too unfocused and too reliant on taxpayer subsidies.

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ABA Advocates for Changes to 2018 Farm Bill

At a Senate Agriculture Committee field hearing in Kansas today, ABA highlighted the critical role that the nation’s banks play providing credit to farmers and ranchers, and advocated for changes to the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill that would take into account the rising costs of agriculture.

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Ely: FCA Chairman Tonsager Has Important Message for FCS

On February 1, Dallas Tonsager, the new chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), gave his maiden speech as FCA chairman at the Farm Credit Council’s annual meeting. The Council is the trade association for the FCS’s banks and associations. Tonsager sent a powerful message to the FCS that can be characterized by one word – confidence – ...

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