WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Knisely, President and CEO of AgCountry Farm Credit Services based in Fargo, North Dakota, will testify at the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit hearing today.
In his testimony, Knisely will discuss how Farm Credit is working individually with its customers who have faced a number of challenges this year – particularly the volatile weather, the need for Congress to pass USMCA this year to provide certainty to producers and the importance of farmers having access to mental health-related resources in rural communities across the country.
The hearing begins at 2:00 p.m. EST. Watch it at https://agriculture.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=1458.
Immediately preceding the hearing, Farm Credit will announce a new partnership with American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union to help farmers manage stress. The program will train individuals who work with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and connect those farmers with professional help.
That event begins at 11:45 a.m. EST. It will be streamed on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/FarmCredit/.
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information visit www.farmcredit.com.