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The Farm Credit System has a straightforward mission of providing financing to agriculture and rural America, but it operates in a complex environment and is structured in a way that carries its own complexities. In case you missed it, The AGgregator launched a new series in 2014 called Farm Credit Basics which was aimed to take some of the mystery out of our structure. Read More
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
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
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