Ag Banking

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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Farmer Mac Hits the Road in 2016

Don’t let today’s changing ag economy, competitive pressure, interest rate risk and lending limits hold you back from growing profits and gaining market share. Attend one of Farmer Mac’s free credit-focused road shows.

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ABA Urges Congress to Address FSA Loan Shortfall

ABA and other agricultural trade associations wrote to the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees on agriculture today asking lawmakers to include additional funding for the Farm Service Agency’s farm loan programs in the FY 2017 budget bill.

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Agencies Issue 2015 CRA Small-Biz, Small-Farm Loan Data

The federal banking agencies today issued aggregate data on 2015 small-business, small-farm and community development loans that institutions reported under the Community Reinvestment Act. The data, which commercial banks and savings institutions with about $1.2 billion or more in assets are required to report and others can report voluntarily, show that such institutions made about 6.1 million small-business loans, totaling ...

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