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

Things to Consider Before You Worry Too Much About the Aging Farmer
April 21, 2015
Yes, farmers are getting older. The average age of farm principal operators went from 57.1 years old in 2007 to 58.3 years old in 2012. This increase has been frequently talked about since the release of the 2012 Ag Census data and there has been a wide range of reactions. Given that everyone is using the same data sources to examine this issue, the difference in opinion is due to how people are interpreting the data. Read More >

 

Before the Hearing
April 3, 2015
Getting ready for testifying in front of Congress is a group exercise, with lots of input and support from those who know the field, the players, and the game at hand that day. But with all that political expertise, what makes an Ag Committee hearing important is that real people, real farmers like Joanna take the time to come talk about what they know from their own experience. Read More >

 

Race and Ethnicity with Specificty
April 2, 2015
Over the past three Censuses we have seen the number of Hispanic and Minority farms increase. As of the 2012 Ag Census there was a 10% increase in the number of Minority farmers and a 20% increase in the Hispanic farmers involved in day to day operations of farms across the country. Read More >

 

 

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2015 Annual Meeting
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