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Ag Banking Dallas Tonsager

Dallas Tonsager, chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration died of lymphoma on May 21; he was 64. Tonsager was appointed to the FCA board by President Barack Obama on March 13, 2015, and designated by President Obama as chairman and CEO on November 22, 2016. Tonsager grew up on a dairy farm near Oldham, S.D., and later graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. Apart from serving on the FCA board, Tonsager’s public service included serving as the USDA’s undersecretary for rural development, a director of the Commodity Credit Corporation and USDA’s state director for rural development in South Dakota.

Ag Banking

Despite some economic challenges facing the agriculture industry—including low farm incomes and falling commodity prices—the nation’s 1,4000 ag banks remain in “sound financial condition,” Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said in remarks to bankers during an industry event in New Mexico today.

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