Farm Credit has a rich history of providing support to rural communities and agriculture for more than 100 years.

Since President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the Federal Land Bank System in 1916, Farm Credit has evolved into the dynamic network of 64 independent financial institutions. They support farmers and ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and other agribusinesses, rural homebuyers and companies exporting U.S. agricultural products around the world in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

This rich history has helped us build an extraordinary depth of understanding of rural credit needs. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities for agriculture and more specifically for the individual crop sectors and livestock breeds. 

Today, we support infrastructure providers and farmers by helping to keep American agriculture competitive in global markets and our rural communities viable and thriving.

Our mission to support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services remains just as critical today as it was more than 100 years ago.

Brush up on Farm Credit's more than 100 year history with our interactive timeline