News from the Council

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Names ‘Faces of Farming’
April 2, 2013
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced that Chris Chinn (Mo.), Will Gilmer (Ala.), Katie Pratt (Ill.), and Bo Stone (N.C.), have been selected as the winners of its Faces of Farming & Ranching program.

Mary Fritz Elected Chair of The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors
February 26, 2013
At its recently completed organizational meeting, the Board of Directors of The Farm Credit Council elected Mary Fritz of Chester, Montana, as Board Chair – the first woman to lead the Board in the Council’s 30 year history.

Farm Credit System reports net income of $4.118 billion for 2012
February 21, 2013
The Farm Credit System today reported combined net income of $4.118 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012, as compared with $3.940 billion for the prior year.

January 8 — Last Day for Online Annual Meeting Registration
January 8, 2013
January 8 is the last day for online registration to attend The Farm Credit Council’s Annual Meeting, February 10-12, 2013, in San Diego.

Farm Bill Extension Passed as Part of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal, But Much Uncertainty Ahead for 2013
January 3, 2013
The House voted 257-167 late Tuesday evening to pass a fiscal cliff bill, which included language to extend the 2008 farm bill for nine months.

Lucas Selected to Serve a Second Term as House Agriculture Committee Chairman
November 29, 2012
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) issued the following statement after the House Republican Conference re-elected him to serve a second term as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee for the 113th Congress...

Jill Long Thompson Named Chair and CEO of Farm Credit Administration
November 28, 2012
President Obama has designated Jill Long Thompson Chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) effective Nov. 27, 2012. She succeeds Leland A. Strom, who served as Chairman and CEO since May 2008.

Net Farm Income Forecasted To Decline in 2012
November 28, 2012
U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline almost $4 billion from its all-time high in 2011, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. Net cash income is expected to decline almost $2 billion.

Online Registration Now Open for Council’s Annual Meeting
November 19, 2012
You can now register online to attend The Farm Credit Council’s Annual Meeting, February 10-12, 2013, in San Diego. Here’s an overview of the agenda.

Farm Credit East Cares Accepting Donations to Assist Those Impacted by Hurricane
November 13, 2012
Farm Credit East announced that its Farm Credit East Cares program will begin accepting donations to assist farm-related efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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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

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