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Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charges

Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of...

FCA Proposing to Amend Regulations

Posted July 28, 2014 The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) is proposing to amend the regulations governing the eligibility of investments...

CoBank Partners with USDA to Create Infrastructure Investment Fund

Posted July 25, 2014 CoBank announced that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a...

FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS

Posted July 22, 2014 Several System institutions responded to the Farm Credit Administration’s (FCA) July 2013 request for comments on...

AFPC Released Farm Bill Decision-Aid Tool

Posted July 3, 2014 The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a preliminary version of...

Tyson Bids to Acquire Hillshire Farms

Posted May 29, 2014   Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced its proposal to acquire The Hillshire Brands Company for $50 per...

Farm Lending Strong in First Quarter

Posted May 1, 2014   Farmers are borrowing in larger amounts during the first quarter of 2014 for inputs at spring...

Texas A&M Decision Aid to Offer Farm Program Analysis

Posted April 28, 2014   Texas A&M is developing a “crop policy decision aid instrument” to assist farmers in determining which...

NALC Resource: Finance and Credit Reading Room

Posted April 16, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

USDA Announces Funding for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program

Posted April 14, 2014   USDA recently announced the availability of over $19 million in grant funding for the Beginning Farmer...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Vilsack Says No FSA Offices Closing This Year

Posted April 3, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reassured lawmakers that he does not anticipate any closures of Farm...

USDA Announces Farm Bill Modifications to Loan Programs

Posted March 27, 2014   Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, recently announced modifications to loan programs administered by...

USDA Announces New Efforts to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

Posted March 18, 2014   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...

NALC Resource: Finance and Credit Reading Room

Posted March 3, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

Low Crop Prices Worry Ag Lenders

Posted February 28, 2014   Amid the expectation of low crop prices, some banks are worried that farm cash flows will...

Farm Credit Drops Proposal for Non-Ag Lending

Posted November 26, 2013   The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) recently dropped a proposed rule that would have authorized companies within...

ICBA Asks Farm Credit Administration to Explain $12 Billion Loan to Verizon

Posted October 25, 2013   The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) expressed concern that Farm Credit System (FCS) lender CoBank,...

Farm Credit Issues Interim Rule Repealing Mortgage Loan Regulations

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) issued an interim rule which repeals its regulations governing the registration of residential mortgage loan...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Extends Deadline for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1

The USDA has extended the filing deadline for the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1,...