Ag lending

Industry group urges reopening of SBA, citing impact of shutdown

01/22/19

The shutdown is keeping the agency from approving about 300 loans per day, according to CBA President Richard Hunt.

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Agriculture Department reopens briefly to assist farmers hurt by shutdown

01/17/19

Farm Services Agency staff will have three days to work on existing loan applications and provide tax documents for existing loans.

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Expanding the Farm Credit System won’t help rural America

01/15/19

A recent proposal to allow the government-sponsored enterprise to offer more credit in agricultural regions is deeply flawed.

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Shutdown has farmers and their lenders sweating

01/14/19

The impasse has halted grant and loan applications and frozen many farm subsidies just weeks ahead of planting season.

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Banks, credit unions help federal workers weather shutdown

01/11/19

Financial institutions of all sizes are offering low- or zero-rate loans, waiving fees and making other arrangements to aid federal workers — a practice that regulators officially blessed on Friday, the 21st day of the closing of many U.S. agencies.

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Rural America needs an expanded Farm Credit System

01/02/19

The banking industry has long been critical of the government-sponsored enterprise, but the system could provide valuable banking services to large swaths of the country currently lacking access to them.

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Hemp legalization could be boon for banks

12/19/18

Banks were reluctant to offer services to an industry that had a hazy legal status. That’s about to change.

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Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios

12/17/18

On Sept. 30, 2018. Dollars in thousands.

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Lawmakers join opposition to SBA poultry lending plan

12/05/18

Dozens of House members and four senators agree with arguments by farmers and lenders that a proposed change to the 7(a) program would disqualify worthy borrowers.

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A growing risk for ag lenders

11/05/18

Can farmers — and the banks that lend to them — survive Trump's trade war?

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