Blog
August 18, 2021
Empowering Historically Underserved Landowners Due to limited resources, historically underserved farmers and ranchers often operate on more environmentally sensitive land. Awareness of conservation programs is one of three key challenges historically underserved producers face, along with access to land for expansion and available credit. Because networking and knowledge-sharing about conservation practices often leads to conservation practice adoption.
Press Release
August 13, 2021
Farm Credit’s Commitment to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers Grew in 2020 Farm Credit institutions increased their support of young, beginning and small (YBS) farmers and ranchers across the country in 2020, according to a Farm Credit Administration (FCA) report delivered on August 12, 2021. "In the midst of a pandemic, Farm Credit leaned into its mission and strengthened its support for young, beginning and small farmers and ranchers. The commitment Farm Credit lenders make to YBS farmers and ranchers does not waver, in good years or bad. It’s a critical part of our mission, and we’re dedicated to fulfilling it regardless of a pandemic, low commodity prices, challenging trade environments or anything else,” said Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose.
Press Release
August 4, 2021
Farm Credit Council Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “Rural communities and agriculture face unique and urgent infrastructure challenges that require serious and specialized investment. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring much-needed support for rural broadband and rural water systems.
Press Release
April 1, 2021
Farm Credit Council Joins Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Community Corps Farm Credit Council has joined the COVID-19 Community Corps. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, partners share science-based information directly with community organizations and Americans across the country to empower them to fight against COVID-19 and share the importance of vaccinations in their communities.