Author Ed Elfmann

Ed Elfmann

Ed Elfmann is senior vice president for Agricultural & Rural Banking Policy at ABA.

ABA Banking Journal

Though the goals for passing of the reintroduced Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act of 2021, commonly known as ECORA, haven’t changed much over the last few years, this Congress may have a better shot at leveling the playing field between farm banks and Farm Credit System lenders, ultimately giving struggling farmers and ranchers greater access to affordable credit options. ABA SVP Ed Elfmann details the importance of ECORA’s passage.

Ag Banking

As a banker working in rural America, you surely know a small town or two that seems to be dwindling away. For many years, the population has been shifting from rural areas to urban and suburban areas. ABA’s Ed Elfmann writes about how this movement is changing the markets for ag and rural banks, and what bankers can do.