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Kansas Ag Banker: Expanding FCS Won’t Help Rural America

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. 

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‘Reform Farm Credit’ Website Exposes Farm Credit System Shortfall

Reform Farm Credit — a website created as part of ABA’s effort to reach influential groups involved in agricultural policy — has shared new data regarding the Farm Credit System’s 2017 lending to young, beginning and small farmers. According to the data, from 2016 to 2017 the number of new loans to young, beginning, and small farmers decreased by 11.6 ...

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