Ag lending

Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios


On Mar. 31, 2019. Dollars in thousands.


‘Epic’ flooding forces ag banks to lean on farm agency


Lenders are turning to the Farm Service Agency to backstop more loans as their Midwestern customers are beset by flooding in addition to the U.S. trade war with China and volatile crop prices. Can the FSA meet the increased demand?


Regulators are open to banks serving hemp businesses: Fed's Bowman


Nominated for a full term at the central bank, Michelle Bowman told senators that bankers should not fear repercussions for servicing hemp growers after the crop was legalized.


U.S.-China trade war heightens fears of farm credit crunch


Farmers were already taking on more debt to cover losses from falling crop prices. New tariffs and other retaliatory moves could hurt ag borrowers further and lead to loan losses and tighter underwriting.


Soaring bankruptcies in Farm Belt force banks to boost defenses


Banks that serve U.S. farmers are increasingly restructuring existing loans and boosting the collateral needed for new ones as the numbers of late and missed payments have risen.


Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios


On Dec. 31, 2018. Dollars in thousands.


Industry group urges reopening of SBA, citing impact of shutdown


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


Agriculture Department reopens briefly to assist farmers hurt by shutdown


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


Expanding the Farm Credit System won’t help rural America


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


Shutdown has farmers and their lenders sweating


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