About the Council

The Farm Credit Council is the national trade association representing the institutions of the Farm Credit System before Congress, the Executive Branch, and others.

In 1983, The Farm Credit Council was established by the leadership of the Farm Credit System to ensure that Farm Credit institutions have an advocate for their interests before Congress and the many agencies of the Federal government. The Council was organized as a federated trade association, comprised of district councils that had as their members both associations and the banks within each Farm Credit district. Each district council elected directors to serve as members of the Farm Credit Council board ensuring that the views of all System institutions would be reflected in the policy positions adopted and advocated by the Council.

The Farm Credit Council provides the mechanism for member grassroots involvement in the development of System positions and policies with respect to federal legislation and government actions that impact the System.


Our Tweets

Steve and David Gill
Oxnard, CA

The world’s largest onion plant uses its organic waste to power itself with a groundbreaking waste-to-energy system.
Read About Steve and David Gill ›



Farm Credit by the Numbers

  • 1,062,364
    Number of Loans at Dec. 31, 2016
  • 500,000
    Farm Credit Customers Nationwide
  • $253 Billion
    Total Loan Volume at Dec. 31, 2016
  • $12.2 billion
    New Loans to Small Farmers and Ranchers in 2014

Choose a state to learn more