Tag Archives: rural banking

Newsbytes Podcast: Banking on the Last Frontier

Did you ever wonder what it's like to be a banker on the Last Frontier? On the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, co-hosts Evan Sparks and Shaun Kern interview Michael Martin, EVP, COO and general counsel of Northrim Bank, a community bank based in Anchorage, Alaska, with branches across the far-flung 49th state.

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Farm Credit Watch: FCS’ Deposit-taking More Extensive Than Previously Reported

In the July Farm Credit Watch, I wrote that the Farm Credit System effectively accepts deposits, through the cash management services some FCS associations offer to their member/borrowers. As the article described, many associations in two of the four FCS districts — those funded by CoBank and AgriBank — accept deposits on behalf of the bank that funds them. That ...

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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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