Podcast: Challenges and Solutions for Ag Lenders with Heather Malcolm

Heather Malcolm is a central Montana agricultural lender, but when she’s not at the bank, she works on her family’s cattle ranch, which allows her to stay closely in touch with the challenges faced by her loan customers. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Malcolm talks current pressures, such as commodity pricing, facing ag lenders and producers, and she outlines her recommendations for banks seeking to recruit the next generation of ag lenders.

Malcolm is joined by ABA SVP Ed Elfmann to talk about recent policy changes affecting rural and agricultural lenders, including what’s in the recently passed Farm Bill, and new resources ABA is offering such as its first-ever Agricultural Lending School.

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In this episode:

Heather Malcolm
VP, Ag Lending
Bank of the Rockies

Ed Elfmann
SVP, Ag and Rural Banking

Evan Sparks
ABA Banking Journal