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 They offer information important to producers, including feature reporting, research, and in-depth analysis designed …

Agribusiness, 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 …

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

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

Nominate a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives

Jamie Johansen

Farm Credit is looking for an individual or group of individuals whose leadership and vision is changing the future of agriculture and rural America for the better. They are searching for 100 leaders who are positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture to award Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives. Whether the leader is a “farm kid” who …

Agribusiness, Farm Credit

Panel Selected to Choose 100 Fresh Perspectives

Kelly Marshall

21 individuals have been selected to serve on a panel for the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives.  This nationwide search is to honor 100 leaders who are impacting rural communities and agriculture.  The initiative is part of the centennial celebration of Farm Credit. The selection panel includes experts on rural matters with diverse perspectives and skill sets, including some from …

Agribusiness, Farm Credit

2015 Interest Rates for Rural America

Jamie Johansen

Brian O’Keane, Executive Vice President of AgriBank, spoke with our intern, Taylor Truckey, during Trade Talk at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. AgriBank is one of four banks in the Farm Credit system. Their main priority is accessing capital from Wall Street and making that available for borrowers in rural America. “If you look at the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, NAFB

Social Media Corp Coverage at NAFB

Jamie Johansen

For the second year in a row, Farm Credit Services has sponsored the social media corp at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Margaret Fogarty is the national communications director for Farm Credit and Taylor spoke with her about the opportunity they are providing college students during the event. “We are really excited to be here with a …

Agribusiness, Farm Credit, NAFB, Social Media

Dear World: Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

Robert Fogarty, photographer and founder of Dear World, may not think he’s changing the world but I might disagree. He takes pictures of people who are changing the world but in the process he’s doing his part to do the same. So who is Robert Fogarty and what is Dear World? We aren’t changing the world, but we take pictures …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, ZimmCast