The changes are intended to modernize how the FCS provides resources to young, beginning and small farmers and ranchers.
Browsing: Farm Credit System
While the funds the FCS borrows in the capital markets through the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation are protected from any loss by the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, that insurance protection does not extend to deposits held by FCS institutions.
Farm Credit Watch: Lame duck leadership, FCS consolidation, and limiting financing for foreign ownership of U.S. farms
This edition of Farm Credit Watch highlights the potential risks of having lame-duck members of the Farm Credit Administration’s current board, the continued consolidation of the Farm Credit System and recent moves by lawmakers to curtail FCS from financing foreign purchases of U.S. farmland.
Bert Ely outlines five critical items that are key provisions Congress should include in the upcoming Farm Bill.
Farm Credit Watch: Congress must determine if FCS consolidation has impaired the system’s mission while increasing taxpayer risk
FCA should slow down mergers of large and midsize associations until it can assess FCSIC capacity to resolve a large, troubled association.
FCS institutions have not done nearly enough in recent years to support and encourage YBS farmers and ranchers, despite a statutory mandate to do so,
Is history about to repeat itself? In rural America it just might as the Federal Reserve moves too aggressively to push up interest rates to deflate the inflation that has erupted in recent months.
During the ABA Summit, Sen. Moran (R-Kan.) reiterated his support for ECORA and other legislation intended to bolster the competitiveness of rural banks.
Bert Ely examines multiple issues, including government sponsored enterprises spending big money on marketing and branding, the accuracy of bank ranking definitions and levels of Farm Credit System lending.
This edition of Farm Credit Watch examines multiple issues, including the Farm Credit Service’s debt rating, possible Senate and House and banking and financial services committee oversight of FCA’s capital rules, and how FCA’s board should consider issuing written reports as well as releasing video recordings following its monthly meetings.