Farm Credit by the Numbers

  • 1,012,793
    Number of Loans at Dec. 31, 2014
  • 500,000
    Farm Credit Customers Nationwide
  • $217 billion
    Total Loan Volume at Dec. 31, 2014
  • $10.7 billion
    New Loans to Small Farmers and Ranchers in 2014

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The Agrophile

In Good Times and Bad
July 24, 2015
It has always been the mission of the Farm Credit System to make sure there is a consistent source of credit available to agriculture. In this post we will examine this goal by looking at agricultural lending patterns over the last 40 plus years. The focus will be whether the lending patterns of agricultural lenders are pro-cyclical, counter-cyclical or constant. Read More >


Military Boots to Farm Roots
July 14, 2015
Jana and Damon Helton have turned a vision into a farm business reality. Read More >


Cows As Bait
June 5, 2015
I won’t deny happily daydreaming about what happens in the next chapter of my life; I'm planning on going back to my farm in New Hampshire. The basic idea is to reestablish the cattle business, raising beef cattle for the local grass fed market. There is one reason in particular why I am planning to have cattle. You see, I plan to use them as bait. Read More >



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YBS: Lending to the Next Generation of Agriculture Conference
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FCC 2016 Annual Meeting: Save the dates -- Feb. 1-3, 2016, in Washington, DC

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