News from the Council

U.S. Farm Co-ops Set Records in 2011
October 4, 2012
Since 1930, America has observed National Co-op month in October and what better way to celebrate the strength and vigor of cooperatives in the United States than to read a new USDA report.

Statement of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expiration of Authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs
October 4, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the expiration of authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs...

Farmer Mac Appoints Timothy L. Buzby as President and Chief Executive Officer
October 4, 2012
The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) on October 3 announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Timothy L. Buzby, a 12-year veteran of Farmer Mac, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmer Mac, effective immediately.

2008 Farm Bill Expires Today
October 1, 2012
With Congress in adjournment until after the November elections, the 2008 farm bill expires today.

Braley Formally Introduces Discharge Petition on Farm Bill
September 17, 2012
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) last week introduced a discharge petition to move the farm bill to the House floor.

Write to Congress — Support Passage of New, Comprehensive, Five-Year Farm Bill
September 14, 2012
With time running short on the legislative calendar for this session of Congress, several key leaders took time this week to address a rally held by the Farm Bill Now coalition, of which The Farm Credit Council is a part.

FCA Board Approves Final Rules on Compensation Disclosures and System Audit Committee
September 13, 2012
At its monthly meeting today, the Farm Credit Administration Board approved two final rules.

Sen. Moran, Rep. Noem Speak at ‘Farm Bill Now’ Rally
September 12, 2012
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) addressed the crowd at the Farm Bill Now rally near the U.S. Capitol on September 12.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow Addresses ‘Farm Bill Now’ Rally
September 12, 2012
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke at the Farm Bill Now rally outside the U.S. Capitol this morning.

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Peterson Addresses ‘Farm Bill Now’ Rally
September 12, 2012
Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, addressed the Farm Bill Now rally outside the U.S. Capitol this morning.

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  • 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
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