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Farm Credit Briefs Capitol Hill on Credit Conditions in Agriculture

Farm Credit Briefs Capitol Hill on Credit Conditions in Agriculture

By Todd Van Hoose - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Earlier this week, the Farm Credit Council held briefings for key congressional staff and DC-based farm group representatives about credit conditions facing U.S. agricultural producers and Farm Credit’s commitment to work with producers as they face an economic downturn. Read More »

#RuralisCool, and Rural Communities Are Proving It

#RuralisCool, and Rural Communities Are Proving It

By Shirley Bloomfield: CEO, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association - Monday, March 28, 2016

The Rural America Matters blog series explore the issues and challenges of delivering rural infrastructure services to our nation’s food producers and their communities. Shirley is chief executive officer of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. CoBank is an associate member of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and is a key supporter the Foundation for Rural Service, a non-profit that serves rural communities across the United States. Read More »

How the Soybean Leadership College Helped Me Advocate for Agriculture

How the Soybean Leadership College Helped Me Advocate for Agriculture

By Josie Burgett - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Farm Credit is a proud supporter of the Soybean Leadership College through the National Contributions Program. Guest author Josie Burgett is a freshman at Iowa State University. Read More »

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Cooperative Month: Farm Credit Demonstrates its Concern for Community

Cooperative Month: Farm Credit Demonstrates its Concern for Community

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, October 30, 2015

As Cooperative Month comes to a close, we are focusing on the 7th cooperative principle, Concern for Community. Farm Credit organizations, each of which is an independent cooperative, have an ongoing commitment to the rural communities where they, their employees and their customers live and work. In just recent months, many have underscored this dedication with financial donations, and also looked outside their territories when the need for support is significant. Read More »