Since the creation of Farm Credit, rural enterprise has changed dramatically. From the horse-drawn plows of 1916 to today’s GPS navigation systems guiding planting, fertilization and harvest, our financing has been there to help farmers raise their crops. When times were tough – through the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, World War II and multiple economic downturns – we’ve stayed by our borrower owners to ensure a continued supply of food, fuel and fiber to our nation and beyond.
This history has helped us build an extraordinary depth of understanding of rural credit needs, challenges and opportunities, for agriculture overall and for individual crop sectors and livestock breeds. Today, we’re with our infrastructure providers and farmers on the forefront, helping them meet evolving consumer demands and capitalize on new technologies, financing everything from robotic milking systems to hydroponic growing facilities.
And here we’ll remain, continuing our legacy of providing essential credit to help our rural communities and agriculture continue to thrive.