About the Farm Credit System
The Farm Credit System supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.
Farm Credit’s mission is to help these areas grow and thrive by financing vital infrastructure and communication services, and providing farmers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful.
As a nationwide network of cooperatives – owned by our customers, governed by our customers – rural communities and agriculture are at the heart of everything we do.
With each loan Farm Credit makes, we're committed to showing how it supports our purpose.
Farm Credit works to support rural communities. Whether it’s helping a company find the capital to invest in a small rural town’s electrical infrastructure, or modern cellular technology and high-speed internet, our loans help rural communities, and in turn, the agriculture that lives alongside them.
Farm Credit works to ensure that American agriculture remains strong. We support agricultural producers across the spectrum, from small, young and beginning farmers, to established farmers, and everyone in between.
Farm Credit is a unique organization with a mission to support rural communities and agriculture.
Farm Credit’s structure allows us to work together to bring capital from the national financial markets to rural areas, where it’s needed. We’re able to provide competitive rates, so our rural customers can sustain and grow their businesses. Farm Credit’s cooperative structure ensures that we deliver on our mission to support rural communities and agriculture.
Find out more:
- Watch a video presentation on Farm Credit’s history, its mission and its customers
- More about Farm Credit’s mission of service to rural communities and agriculture
- Farm Credit’s economic impact on your state
- How Farm Credit serves young, beginning and small ag producers
- Farm Credit's cooperative structure
- How Farm Credit serves the next generation of agriculture
Farm Credit by the Numbers
Number of Loans at Dec. 31, 2015
Farm Credit Customers Nationwide
- $235 billion
Total Loan Volume at Dec. 31, 2015
- $11.8 billion
New Loans to Small Farmers and Ranchers in 2014