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.
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As the government shutdown enters its fifth week, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will temporarily resume full-time operations of its Farm Service Agency offices nationwide.
With the government shutdown now approaching its fourth week, the Farm Service Agency will temporarily reopen several of its offices to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers, the Department of Agriculture announced today.
With a vote of 369 to 47 today, the House approved the 2018 Farm Bill.
The United States Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and ranchers that have been adversely affected by recent tariffs to receive relief under its Market Facilitation Program.
The American Bankers Association today expressed support for legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would increase the lending limit and overall funding for the Farm Service Agency’s guaranteed farm ownership and operating loan programs.
In a statement for the record in a Senate Agricultural Committee hearing on commodities, credit and crop insurance, ABA today called on lawmakers to reform the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s guaranteed farm loan programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.
The American Bankers Association today welcomed a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restructure its operations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and accountability, in response to an executive order by President Trump.
In testimony submitted for a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the farm economy today, ABA noted that the nation’s 1,912 farm banks are strong and well-positioned to continue supporting farmers and ranchers despite projected declines in farm income.
Highlighting the critical role the nation’s 1,912 farm banks play in financing the operations of America’s farmers and ranchers, ABA called for changes in the upcoming Farm Bill to the USDA Guaranteed Farm Loan Program in a written statement for the record of a House Agriculture Committee hearing yesterday.