Ag Banking

Senate Vote Expected This Week on ABA-Backed Cyber Bill

The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754), an ABA-supported bill that would strengthen the ability of the public and private sectors to share critical cyber threat information without compromising customer privacy.

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Blanchfield Honored with New ABA Award

ABA today announced that John Blanchfield, who was SVP for agricultural and rural banking at ABA for 25 years before retiring in January, will be honored with the first annual Blanchfield Award.

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Kansas’ Terry Barta to Receive Bruning Award

Terry Barta, vice president for ag lending at the Peoples Bank in Smith Center, Kan., has been named the winner of the 2015 Bruning Award for lifetime achievement in agricultural banking, ABA announced today. Barta will receive the award at the ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 27.

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ABA Hosts Meeting to Address Rural Appraiser Shortage

To help address the pending shortage of rural property appraisers -- and the implications for agricultural and commercial credit in rural communities -- ABA’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking and ABA’s Commercial Real Estate Committee convened a meeting yesterday of key stakeholders from the banking industry, federal government, appraisal industry and others.

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