Tag Archives: Farm Credit System

Banker Op-Ed Calls for Farm Credit System Reform

In an op-ed in Agri-Pulse today, Leonard Wolfe -- president and CEO of United Bank and Trust in Marysville, Kan., and chairman of ABA’s Agricultural Credit Task Force -- called on Congress and regulators to step up efforts to oversee the Farm Credit System to ensure that the government sponsored enterprise stays within the scope of its intended mission.

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ABA Calls for Congressional ‘Autopsy’ of FCS

In testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee on behalf of ABA today, Leonard Wolfe, president and CEO of United Bank and Trust in Marysville, Kan., raised concerns about the size, complexity and tax advantage of the Farm Credit System and called for closer congressional oversight of the government sponsored enterprise -- a key component of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Farm Credit System

Following persistent advocacy by ABA, state bankers associations and bankers, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry announced this week that it will hold a hearing on May 19 to discuss the oversight of the Farm Credit System.

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Banker on the Range

A sixth-generation rancher and passionate ag lender, Montana's Heather Malcolm is committed to cultivating the next generation of agriculture.

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ABA Calls for More Congressional Oversight for FCS

In a letter to the House Agriculture Committee today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols called on members of Congress to more closely examine the activities of the Farm Credit System, citing a number of ways in which the GSE has been allowed to operate outside the scope of its mission.

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