In a comment letter to the Farm Credit Administration today, the American Bankers Association called on the agency to make changes to how it reports data on young, beginning ad small farmers.
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The American Bankers Association today wrote to House lawmakers in support of H.R. 1872, the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act.
Rep. Steve Watkins (R-Kan.) today introduced the Enhancing Credit Opportunities for Rural America Act (H.R. 1872), which would end taxation of interest earned from agricultural real estate loans.
Farm Credit Watch: In Reporting Record Income for 2018, the FCS May Be Underestimating Future Loan Losses
In its recently issued Annual Information Statement for 2018, the FCS reported after-tax profits for 2018 of $5.33 billion and $272 billion of loans outstanding at Dec. 31, 2018, up 5.1 percent from year-end 2017.
In a statement for the record before today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on the rural economy, ABA called on lawmakers to ensure farmers’ ongoing access to adequate credit by updating the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s guaranteed farm loan programs.
Heather Malcolm is a central Montana agricultural lender, but when she’s not on the bank, she works on her family’s cattle ranch, which allows her to stay closely in touch with the challenges faced by her loan customers.
The Farm Credit Administration is seeking feedback on its processes for collecting and reporting data on how the Farm Credit System is serving young, beginning and small farmers—one of its statutory requirements.
President Trump yesterday announced that he would nominate Rod Brown to a seat on the three-member board that regulates the Farm Credit System.
Responding to a recent American Banker op-ed calling for the expansion of the Farm Credit System, Leonard Wolfe, president and chairman at United Bank and Trust in Marysville, Kan., said that any effort to do so would “fundamentally ignore the reality on the ground in agricultural lending today” and ultimately do little to help rural America.