Ag Banking

Farm Credit Watch: FCS’s $10B Treasury Line of Credit Extended Another Year

By Bert Ely The FCS’s $10 billion line-of-credit with the Treasury Department’s Federal Financing Bank, or FFB, was recently renewed for another year, to expire on Sept. 30, 2018. This line-of-credit was first created in September 2013 and has been renewed annually since then. No public notice was given announcing this renewal — its extension for another year could only ...

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Farm Credit Watch: FCS’ Deposit-taking More Extensive Than Previously Reported

In the July Farm Credit Watch, I wrote that the Farm Credit System effectively accepts deposits, through the cash management services some FCS associations offer to their member/borrowers. As the article described, many associations in two of the four FCS districts — those funded by CoBank and AgriBank — accept deposits on behalf of the bank that funds them. That ...

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ABA Applauds Bill to Raise Funding for FSA Programs

The American Bankers Association today expressed support for legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would increase the lending limit and overall funding for the Farm Service Agency’s guaranteed farm ownership and operating loan programs.

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