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Cooperatives are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844 and formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. This blog series explores each of these Cooperative Principles. The first principle of cooperatives – Voluntary and Open Membership – contains three distinct ideas that underlie some of the key differences between traditional commercial businesses and businesses organized as cooperatives. Read More
The Farm Credit System is a network of cooperatively owned financial institutions, with each organization within the System organized as a cooperative. Cooperatives primarily pursue the same goals as conventional businesses – strong customer service, robust product offerings, engaged employees, and healthy financial returns – but their guiding principles are very different. Read More
January 2014 saw an important milestone: after two years of effort, the House of Representatives approved a Farm Bill. The bill now rests with the Senate, which is expected to vote in early February. Offsetting that good news for the agriculture industry were severe weather challenges: a polar vortex crippled large portions of the country, impacting agricultural production, and a drought in California, called by some the worst in 500 years, has forced both farmers and ranchers to modify their operations and California’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Read More
As this season of giving is upon us, we are proud to announce Farm Credit's 2014 National Contributions award recipients. For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has been committed to our mission of service to rural America. Through our National Contributions Program, Farm Credit is working to ensure a vibrant and thriving rural America for generations to come. Read More
1,000 miles. 23 counties. 60 days. One tractor. In August, AgTexas Farm Credit Services kicked off a unique event to raise both awareness of food insecurity and needed funds to combat hunger in the counties served by the Lone Star State association. Read More