By Marilyn Kennedy Melia
Browsing: Rural banking
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released the lists of rural counties and rural or underserved counties that entities can use in 2019 to determine whether they are exempt from certain regulatory requirements.
How can bankers continue to grow their role as trusted advisers for ag producers?
If we aren’t able to find a way to backfill areas hit hard by bank consolidation, the nation’s impressive economic recovery and growth will leave those towns behind.
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.
About 20 percent of the decline in young adult homeownership rates — accounting for roughly 400,000 non-homeowners — can be attributed to rising student loan debts, according to new research published yesterday by the Federal Reserve.
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.
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.
With a vote of 369 to 47 today, the House approved the 2018 Farm Bill.