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On Its 98th Anniversary Farm Credit Says #Thanksfor98

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today marks Farm Credit’s 98th anniversary and we want you to help us celebrate! Read More »

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95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 2

95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 2

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Monday, June 25, 2012

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95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 1

95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 1

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Thursday, June 21, 2012

The early 20th Century events which led to the passage of the Farm Loan Act (FLA) in 1916 took place during what is called the Progressive Era. There are no hard and fast bracket dates, but for our purposes, let’s say it started in 1901 with Theodore Roosevelt becoming President and it petered out after the United States entered World War I in 1917. Read More »

95 Years: Farm Credit's Founding Fathers

95 Years: Farm Credit's Founding Fathers

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

As 1916 began, it would have been far-fetched to expect that the United States would finally establish a permanent system to provide dependable, reasonably-priced credit to farms and rural communities throughout our nation. By July 17, however, the Farm Loan Act of 1916 (FLA) had been overwhelmingly passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. This was the birth of the Farm Credit System, which is today the largest, most dependable source of credit to American agriculture. Read More »