Ag Banking

FCS Increasingly Lends Off the Farm

The Farm Credit System’s “on-farm” lending totals continued a steady decline through the end of last year, dropping from 72.3 percent of total FCS lending in 2011 to 66.6 percent in 2015.

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Three FCS Associations Moving Ahead with Merger

As the June Farm Credit Watch first reported, three large, midwest FCS associations are moving forward with their planned merger; regulatory approval by the Farm Credit Administration is almost certain. They are AgStar, serving eastern and southern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin; Badgerland Financial, which serves southern Wisconsin; and 1st Farm Credit Services, which serves northern and western Illinois. The merged ...

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