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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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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