News from the Council

Farm Credit Bank Leaders Say Drought Won’t Limit Access to Credit for U.S. Agriculture
September 12, 2012
On behalf of the Farm Credit System, the chief executives of the nation’s four Farm Credit banks issued a joint statement today.

‘Farm Bill Now’ Rally Today at U.S. Capitol
September 12, 2012
Legislative representatives, agricultural leaders and hundreds of farmers and ranchers will come together in chorus on U.S. Capitol grounds Sept. 12 to encourage Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire at the end of September.

FCA Names William Dunn Associate Director and Team Leader of Finance and Capital Markets Team
August 31, 2012
Gary Van Meter, Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy in the Farm Credit Administration, has named William Dunn to serve as Associate Director and Team Leader of the Finance and Capital Markets Team.

FCA Names Jerome Fowlkes Associate Director and Team Leader of Credit and Mission Team
August 31, 2012
Gary Van Meter, Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy in the Farm Credit Administration, has named Jerome Fowlkes to serve as the Associate Director and Team Leader of the Credit and Mission Team.

Farm Credit Council Joins Coalition of Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill
August 22, 2012
The Farm Credit Council has joined forces with a broad coalition of nation’s foremost agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September.

Updated Version of “The Emergence of Retail Agriculture” Now Available
August 21, 2012
An updated version of “The Emergence of Retail Agriculture: Its Outlook, Capital Needs, and Role in Supporting Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers,” is now available.

Phelps-Martin Award Nominations Due Nov. 2
August 21, 2012
Nomination forms are due November 2, 2012 for the Phelps-Martin Awards, the Farm Credit System’s annual recognition for institutions’ and individuals’ service to agriculture and rural communities.

Farm Credit’s Financial Strength
August 21, 2012
The Farm Credit System reported combined net income of $1.067 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, and $2.119 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

USDA Drought Resources for Stakeholders
August 17, 2012
The USDA has issued a new information packet with drought resources for stakeholders.

FCA Board Considers Impact of Drought on Farmers and Farm Credit System
August 8, 2012
The FCA Board today received a report from staff in the Office of Examination and the Office of Regulatory Policy on the impact of the drought on farmers and ranchers and, by extension, on the Farm Credit System.

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