Browsing: Farm Service Agency

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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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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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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 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.