Since President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the Federal Land Bank System in 1916, Farm Credit has evolved into the dynamic network of 73 independent institutions that serve 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.

To quickly brush up on Farm Credit's more than 100 year history, scroll through our timeline.