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Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #7

In many ways, a cooperative is similar to a community, with member-owners committed to the organization’s success electing its leadership and sharing in its financial success. It’s no surprise, then, that cooperatives are committed to their broader communities as well, which follow the seventh cooperative principle: Concern for Community. Read More


Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #6

The unique structure of cooperatives, including being both owned and governed by their customer-members, embodies a culture of cooperation – with customers, with colleagues and with fellow cooperative organizations. This “Cooperation among Cooperatives” is the sixth guiding principle embraced by all cooperatives: that cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures. Read More


Farm Credit Basics: How the Federal Reserve Impacts Rural Credit Conditions

The Federal Reserve System serves as the nation’s central bank, working to provide a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. Consisting of 12 Federal Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the nation, the Federal Reserve’s main focus is to keep inflation under control and keep unemployment low. Read More


2015 National Contributions Application Deadline is Sept. 10

Farm Credit is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Farm Credit National Contributions Program funding cycle. Organizations wishing to be considered for financial support in 2015 must submit an online application by September 10. Read More


Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #5

The fifth cooperative principle of “Education, Training and Information” holds that cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Members also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives. Read More

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