Blog
March 2, 2018
Supporting the Future of Agriculture
Farm Credit proudly supports USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program, which provides an opportunity for outstanding young leaders to join producers and policymakers, as well as business, government and industry leaders as they engage in topics at the forefront of agriculture today.
Press Release
October 12, 2017
Rebuild Rural Coalition Members Testify at House Hearing
Witnesses representing the Rebuild Rural Coalition (RRC) testified today before the House Agriculture Committee at the hearing on rural infrastructure. They underscored the different needs of rural versus urban areas. Additionally, they discussed the competitiveness of American agriculture and viability of rural communities relying on improved roads and bridges, clean water, reliable electricity and broadband internet access.
Press Release
August 7, 2017
Farm Credit Welcomes Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act
Farm Credit Council CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement today: Farm Credit appreciates the leadership of Senator Hoeven and Senators Boozman and Strange in introducing the Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act. Given all of the challenges new producers face, it's important to modernize the size of FSA guaranteed and direct loans. Beginning farmers and ranchers need access to the credit required to become commercially viable and stay afloat during this agricultural downturn.
Press Release
July 19, 2017
Rebuild Rural Coalition Members Testify at House Hearing
Witnesses representing the Rebuild Rural Coalition (RRC) testified today before the House Agriculture Committee at the hearing on rural infrastructure. They underscored the different needs of rural versus urban areas. Additionally, they discussed the competitiveness of American agriculture and viability of rural communities relying on improved roads and bridges, clean water, reliable electricity and broadband internet access.
Press Release
April 24, 2017
Farm Credit Welcomes Perdue’s Confirmation
Farm Credit Council CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Congratulations to Secretary Perdue on his confirmation. Farm Credit looks forward to partnering with him in support of rural communities and agriculture. At a time when many farmers are facing challenges with low commodity prices and competitive overseas markets, Secretary Perdue's leadership at USDA will be critical. His deep, personal experience in agriculture will be a great asset as he works to maintain the safety net for U.S. Producers, open markets for U.S. agricultural products and rebuild rural infrastructure."