Ag Banking

Farm Banks Report Ag Lending Gains in 2016

Farm banks increased their agricultural lending by 5.3 percent in 2016 and held $103.4 billion in ag loans at year’s end, according to the American Bankers Association’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report released today.

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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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