Press Release
September 24, 2021
Farm Credit Furthers Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion - Hosts HBCU-Focused Career Fair Participants from HBCUs across the country connected with employees from 33 Farm Credit institutions to learn about the unique careers available in the Farm Credit system.  Attendance increased  24 percent from last year’s event. and engaged one another in a virtual booth while discussing careers, including internships in finance, marketing, accounting, IT and more.
Blog
September 21, 2021
Rural Roadway Safety Tips With fall and the busy harvest season in full swing, it’s high time to focus on farm safety. National Farm Safety and Health Week is designed to raise awarene
Press Release
September 10, 2021
Farm Credit Celebrates HBCU Week, Gears Up for HBCU Career Fair As part of Farm Credit’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Farm Credit Council celebrates the rich history and importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. and their positive impact on roughly 300,000 current students, staff, alumni and HBCU partners during this year’s HBCU Week.
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.