Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, both newcomers to agriculture and producers who span generations.

Annie and Mike Dee
Dee River Ranch
Aliceville, AL
Building a 110 acre reservoir to support their extensive irrigation system will help these farmers withstand periods of drought.


Associated Electric Cooperative
Associated Electric Cooperative
Springfield, MO
One electric power cooperative is finding new ways to hedge against uncertainty while providing low-cost energy to its customers.


Billy Joe Leach
Double L Farms
Conehatta, MS
Expansion, diversification and flexibility are watchwords for this lifelong farmer.


Bob & Mary Ihlenfeld
Ihlenfeld Farms
West Bend, WI
Being featured in a country music video was a chance in a lifetime for one Wisconsin dairy family.


Brant and Jason Lamm
Crawfish Time
Acadia Parish, LA
Two brothers have built a successful restaurant business specializing in crawfish that they also raise.


Brian and Elizabeth Walker
Lucky 13 Farm
Horatio, AR
Hard work and patience helped the Walkers achieve their family dream.


Cade and Jessica Richmond
Cade Richmond H.L.C.
De Leon, TX
Growing hay for the Texas horse industry provides a steady revenue stream for this diversified operation.


Case and Jerry Van Wingerden
Westland Floral and
Carpinteria, CA
Launching an online retail sales business diversified this already successful California flower growing operation.


Cindy and Matt Rhodes
Edgewood Bogs and Cape Cod Select
Carver, MA
Their long-term vision for increasing efficiencies and yields led these cranberries growers to start over from the ground up.


Danny and Stephen Logan
Logan Farms
Gilliam, LA
Mitigating the risks of crop loss and volatile prices, these farmers are active in the options and futures markets.


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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.
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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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