#SecureTheFuture of Agriculture with Farm Credit

Jamie Johansen

Farm Credit gave FFA members who attended the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo the opportunity to take a pledge and share how they will secure the future of agriculture. Farm Credit’s Growing Forward Specialist, Dakota Everts, is tasked with promoting their young beginning small farmer program and shared more about their commitment to the future of agriculture. “At Farm …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, FFA

Report Projects Increased Challenges For Ag Retailers

Lizzy Schultz

A new report from CoBank has revealed that accounts receivable at farm supply co-ops and other ag retailers are growing, and so are the challenges they face. The report shows that retailers are adjusting to a tougher economic environment accompanying the down-phase of the current ag commodity cycle, as current headwinds are directly related to the sharp decline in commodity …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AGROTAIN, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial

Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

Jamie Johansen

FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, ZimmCast

GreenStone Farm Credit Teams With Ag Incubator

Lizzy Schultz

GreenStone Farm Credit Services recently announced that the community and agricultural lender has made a $25,000 contribution to the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping farmers and entrepreneurs rapidly commercialize their ag-technology machinery, equipment or software innovations. The Incubator will utilize the financial contribution by providing business startup services to clients. GreenStone will also …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial

Workshop Explores Changing Dynamics of Ag Finance

Lizzy Schultz

Farm Foundation, NFP, along with USDA’s Economic Research Service and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has organized a workshop that intends to explore the implications of the evolving trends regarding non-farmer investor interest in agricultural resources and the use of more diverse business organization tools by farm landowners. The workshop will be held June 6-7, 2016, at the Brown Hotel, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Credit, Farm Foundation, Financial, USDA

AgriBank Insights Wins National Award

Kelly Marshall

Last week the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recognized some of the best work in agri-makerting.  AgriBank was among those recognized with a first place in the company publications category. The Farm Credit Bank was highlighted for AgriBank Insights.  You can find these reports on the AgriThought page of AgriBank.com. They offer information important to producers, including feature reporting, research, and in-depth analysis designed …

Agribusiness, Award, Farm Credit, NAMA

#FarmCredit100 Fresh Perspectives Top Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of the National Ag Day festivities in Washington DC Tuesday, Farm Credit announced the top honorees of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program, a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program is the cornerstone of Farm Credit’s 100th anniversary …

4-H, Ag Day, Farm Credit

Farm Credit Celebrates Centennial at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Credit was celebrating 100 years of serving farmers and ranchers across the nation at Commodity Classic last week by serving up personalized tee shirts. “We wanted to celebrate the resiliency of the farm family,” said Sarah Cortese, Director of Communications at Capital Farm Credit in Lubbock, Texas. She added that the t-shirt idea was very popular and they were …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit

Senate Ag Congratulates Farm Credit on 100 Years

John Davis

Farm Credit gets to celebrate its 100th anniversary with some well wishes from the Senate Agriculture Committee. This news release from the committee says Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced S.Res. 349, a resolution acknowledging the Farm Credit System’s anniversary and continued service to meet the credit and financial needs of rural communities. On July …

Farm Credit, Government

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Collin Peterson

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Collin Peterson,ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this interview, the Minnesota Democrat shares his concerns with the current farm law and on how farmers are using its risk management tools. Peterson identifies what he sees as two flaws in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and shares his thoughts following a recent …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Credit, Government