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Farm Credit System General Overview Brochure - June 2011

Farm Credit System General Overview Brochure - June 2011

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The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Farm Credit provides more than $160 billion in loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. For more information about Farm Credit visit www.farmcredit.com.
The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Farm Credit provides more than $160 billion in loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. For more information about Farm Credit visit www.farmcredit.com.

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Farm Credit is proud to serve the Americanproducers and agribusinesses that provideaordable ood and resources or the world.
 
OUR MISSION MAKES US UNIQUE
Farm Credit was chartered by Congress to serve as a competitivesource o dependable credit and related services to agriculture and ruralAmerica. We deliver the fnancial resources o worldwide investors to therural communities we serve. For almost 100 years, Farm Credit has been astable and reliable lender, and our employees are uniquely positioned toserve the needs o rural America.Because our customers are our owners and they sit on our boardso directors, our mission ocus is guaranteed. Farm Credit’s cooperativestructure also ensures that profts are returned to customers throughpatronage distributions or retained to capitalize mission-related activity.
OUR VALUE IS IN OUR EXPERTISE
At Farm Credit, we ocus on one thing – meeting the unique fnancialneeds o agriculture and rural America. Our specialized ocus hasallowed us to establish unparalleled profciency in understanding thosewe serve. Our legacy o stability and dependability is demonstrated inour multi-generational relationships with thousands o arm amiliesacross America.
 A HISTORY OF GROWTH
 The seeds o the Farm Credit System were planted by President TheodoreRoosevelt in 1908 to address the problems acing a predominantly ruralpopulation. Congress passed the Federal Farm Loan Act o 1916, whichcreated the cooperative Farm Credit System. Since then the System, muchlike agriculture itsel, has continually evolved and grown.
The Farm Credit System has been lendingsupport to rural America since 1916.Farm Credit’s nationwide network o customer-owned institutions providesloans, leases and related servicesin all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
 
The history, structure and serviceso Farm Credit today mirror the evolvingneeds and diversity o American agriculture.
 A SYSTEM OF COOPERATIVE SUPPORT
 The Farm Credit System has a unique structure that keeps us closely tiedto and ocused on the industries we fnance and the rural communitieswe serve. Farm Credit associations are governed by stockholder-directorsand are owned cooperatively by those who borrow rom them. Districtwholesale banks are in turn owned by and und the associations. Eachbank and association manages and controls its own business activities,operations and fnancial perormance. The Farm Credit System is well-organized, consistently unded, andcareully regulated. The ollowing organizations provide stability,oversight, and a clear commitment to the Farm Credit mission:
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Local associations are the System’s cooperative retail lenders. They aregoverned by a local board o directors comprised o customer-ownersand outside representatives.
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Associations are unded by a district wholesale bank, which is also runas a cooperative.
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 The Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation unds thedistrict wholesale banks, by issuing a variety o Farm Credit SytemwideDebt Securities.
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 The Farm Credit Administration is the System’s independent regulator.
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 The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation issues the timelypayment o principal and interest on Systemwide Debt Securities.
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 The Farm Credit Council represents the System and its borrowersbeore Congress.For more inormation about Farm Credit, please visit us at
www.armcredit.com
or e-mail
ask@armcredit.com
.
Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses,commercial fshermen, timber producers,rural homeowners, arm-related businesses,agricultural cooperatives and rural utilities allturn to Farm Credit or fnancing.
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