Tag Archives: Farm Service Agency

ABA Applauds Bill to Raise Funding for FSA Programs

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.

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ABA Calls for Changes to USDA Loans in 2018 Farm Bill

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.

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ABA Applauds Proposed Structural Changes to USDA

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.

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ABA Calls for Higher Loan Caps on FSA Guaranteed Ag Loans

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.

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ABA Proposes Changes for Next Farm Bill

Testifying on behalf of ABA today at a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee, banker Nate Franzen outlined several changes ABA is seeking in the upcoming Farm Bill.

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ABA, Farm Group Efforts Result in FSA Funding Extension

ABA and several farming and financial groups wrote to the congressional appropriations committees today urging them to ensure the Farm Service Agency has sufficient funding to meet agricultural credit needs during winter and spring months, when demand for production loans peaks.

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