Press Release
January 19, 2017
Farm Credit Statement on Nomination of Agriculture Secretary
Todd Van Hoose, CEO of the Farm Credit Council, made the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump's reported nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture: “Rural Americans played a critical role in the election. Governor Perdue has a long history of personal involvement in agriculture. He knows the challenges facing our nation’s farmers and rural families. USDA and Farm Credit share a common mission to support rural communities and agriculture and we look forward to working with Governor Perdue to fulfill that mission.” said Van Hoose.
Press Release
November 29, 2016
Farm Credit Briefs Congress on Credit Conditions and 2017 Outlook
Farm Credit System officials today briefed Congress and farm and rural interest groups on credit conditions in agriculture and rural communities. Briefings were held for staff of the House and Senate agriculture committees and a wide range of commodity, farm and rural interest groups.
Press Release
September 12, 2016
Farm Credit Recognizes Outstanding 4-H Youth
Farm Credit today recognized 4-H youth from seven different states for outstanding achievement and initiative to significantly improve and enhance their local communities. The winners of the Grow Community Change Challenge were announced during the National 4-H Council’s Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) in June and July and their work is now being shared nationally.
Press Release
July 15, 2016
Farm Credit Celebrates 100 Years with a Presidential Message
Farm Credit celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 17, 2016. In recognizing the organization’s milestone, the President of the United States shared a message of appreciation, the House of Representatives and the Senate both introduced resolutions to commend and congratulate the Farm Credit system, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lauded the organization’s role in American agriculture and spoke to its ongoing importance to the future.
Press Release
June 16, 2016
Farm Credit Celebrates 100 Years of Service to Farmers, Ranchers and America’s Rural Communities
Today Farm Credit wrapped up a series of celebratory events held in Washington, D.C. recognizing its 100th anniversary of providing reliable, consistent credit to rural American communities and agriculture. Farm Credit 100 activities began Tuesday, June 14 and concluded this afternoon on a high note with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack delivering a keynote speech acknowledging Farm Credit’s centennial milestone at the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Award Luncheon.
Press Release
May 19, 2016
Farm Credit Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee
Farm Credit participated today in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s full committee hearing titled, “The Farm Credit System: Oversight and Outlook of the Current Economic Climate.”
Press Release
April 6, 2016
Farm Credit System Banks Announce 2-Year Designated Bond
The Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation today announced it will offer a new Designated Bond to settle April 12, 2016. The total size of the offering has yet to be determined; however, it will fall within the typical range for new Designated Bond issuance. The Designated Bond will be issued through the Federal Farm Credit Banks Consolidated Systemwide Bond Program.