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January 2016 Preview: Farm Credit 100, Financial Wellness & Industry Events

January 2016 Preview: Farm Credit 100, Financial Wellness & Industry Events

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

As we enter 2016, Farm Credit also enters its 100th anniversary year, when we’ll be celebrating a century of support to rural communities, agricultural producers and agribusinesses. The centerpiece of the Farm Credit 100 program is our Fresh Perspectives search for 100 rural leaders and visionaries, which launched last July with a nomination period that closed in December. Nominations are now being carefully reviewed by our national selection panel of industry and Farm Credit representatives, and the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspective honorees will be announced on National Ag Day in March. Thanks to all who submitted a nominations for the Fresh Perspectives search! Read More »

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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 »