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Farm Credit History: Financing the Harvest, Funding Farm Credit

By History Associates - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As the autumn harvest draws to a close, America’s farmers are inevitably reminded of the literal truth behind the axiom “you reap what you sow.” For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has sown low-cost loans that have yielded the world’s greatest agricultural economy. Yet, getting these loans to farmers is no small process. It has taken many dedicated individuals—and years of changes—to fund the Farm Credit System. Read More »


A Legacy of Service: Farm Credit on Veterans Day

By History Associates - Monday, November 10, 2014

As we approach Farm Credit’s 100th anniversary in 2016, History Associates has been taking a look into the System archives to highlight the stories and people who have shaped the last century of lending to rural America. Read More »


Farm Credit Serving the Needs of Rural America 98 Years Later

By Bob Frazee - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bob Frazee is President and CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit based in Westminster, Md. He began his career with the Farm Credit System in 1977, and has held his current leadership post since 2000. Read More »


Farm Credit History: Embodying the Cooperative Ideal

By Jim Putnam - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson pledged to help farmers obtain credit not available from commercial banks – banks that couldn’t support farmers and ranchers through the ups and downs of agriculture. Read More »