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In a letter to the federal banking agencies today, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a bipartisan appeal for greater regulatory flexibility that would allow community financial institutions to work with farmers and ranchers during a challenging time in the agricultural economy.
In a recent column in the Kansas Banker magazine, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) urged support for an ABA-advocated bill that would end taxation of interest earned from agricultural real estate loans.
In January, the Farm Credit Administration proposed two potentially significant regulations that could have mixed…
In navigating sweeping changes, farm business IQ is the common denominator for producer success. And that’s an opportunity for ag bankers to team up with customers as their trusted advisers.
While the 2018 Farm Bill authorized production and processing of hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC content, bankers need to carefully review USDA’s rules for production and licensing. Meanwhile, legal production of hemp derivatives will depend on guidance from the FDA.
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.
ABA today recommended several changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interim final rule that would facilitate banks offering services to hemp growers and hemp-related businesses.
By Bert Ely American agriculture is experiencing extraordinary financial stress, unlike anything farmers and ranchers…
Kansas banker Shan Hanes testified before a House Agriculture Subcommitee today, offering the association’s perspective on agricultural credit issues in rural America.