Tag Archives: rural banking

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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Trade Groups Urge Congress to Fund FSA in Appropriations Bill

ABA, together with several financial and agricultural trade groups, today wrote to Congress urging lawmakers to include additional funding for the Farm Service Agency’s direct operating loan and guaranteed operating loan programs in the 2017 agriculture appropriations spending bill.

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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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