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Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, October 24, 2016

Across America, a plethora of cooperative businesses are integral to rural communities and economies, offering essential services that enable citizens and businesses to grow and thrive. Owned and governed by their members, these cooperatives focus on long-term needs rather than short-term profits, creating the foundation on which rural American communities depend. All Americans benefit from the food, fuel and fiber that are produced by these cooperatives’ members and distributed throughout the nation. Read More »

Rural America Matters: Water Infrastructure Essential for Economic Growth

Rural America Matters: Water Infrastructure Essential for Economic Growth

By Nivin Elgohary, Senior Vice President, Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As CoBank’s Senior Vice President for Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities Banking Division, Nivin Elgohary manages more than $13.5 billion in total commitments to the rural infrastructure industry nationwide. Read More »

In Case You Missed It: Farm Credit Basics

In Case You Missed It: Farm Credit Basics

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, December 4, 2014

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 »

Ag News Roundup: October 2014

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

World Food Day on October 16 focused much attention on the role of the 500 million family farmers in feeding and providing food security to the world’s population. One report revealed that 80 percent of the world’s food is raised by family farmers. In a related announcement, the USDA stated that it will be changing its lending policy – expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits - to help more beginning and family farmers. Read More »