Home > Press Room > Issue of Interest: Agricultural & Rural Banking and the Farm Credit System Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Email Add to Favorites Issue of Interest: Agricultural & Rural Banking and the Farm Credit System Page ContentABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano(202) 663-5470Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLast update: April 4, 2017 ABA has been dedicated to providing advocacy, information, training and education for banks that make and service agricultural loans or provide credit and other financial services to those living and working in rural America for more than 100 years. ABA works on behalf of its agricultural and rural member banks to support economic development and growth for rural America's communities. ABA's positions include: opposing unfair competition by — and expansion of — the Farm Credit System (a government-sponsored enterprise); advocating for tax proposals that would encourage lending in rural areas by FDIC-insured banks; and promoting farm and rural development legislation that will increase the ability of banks to serve agricultural customers and their communities. ABA's Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking ABA Resources 2015 Farm Bank Performance Report (Spring 2016) Top 100 Ag Banks by Dollar Volume Top 100 Ag Banks by Loan Concentration ABA Agricultural Banks Performance Scorecard ABA Agricultural Radio Interviews Press Releases ABA Testifies on 2018 Farm Bill, Credit Issues Faced by Rural Bankers (April 4, 2017) ABA Testimony Provides Perspective on 2018 Farm Bill (Feb. 23, 2017) ABA Invites Bankers to Join its Ag Banker Network (Dec. 15, 2016) Top Ag Banking Awards Go to Indiana Banker and Kansas Ag Professor (Sept. 22, 2016) ABA Conference: Ag Bankers Strategize for the Road Ahead (Aug. 24, 2016) ABA Testifies on Lack of Farm Credit System Oversight (May 19, 2016) ABA Report: Farm Banks Increase Ag Lending 8% in 2015 (March 15, 2016) ABA Supports Oversight Hearing on Farm Credit System (Dec. 2, 2015) Longtime ABA Staffer Receives National Ag Award (Oct. 13, 2015) Prestigious Ag Banking Award Goes to Kansas Banker (Sept. 28, 2015) 10 Tips for Tough Financial Times on the Farm (Aug. 19, 2015) ABA Conference: Ag Bankers Prepare for Volatile Times Ahead (Aug. 11, 2015) ABA Announces New Senior Vice President in Center for Ag and Rural Banking (May 11, 2015) ABA Report: Farm Banks Well Positioned for 2015 (March 17, 2015) 10 Financial Tips for America’s Young and Beginning Farmers (March 12, 2015) Tip Sheets 10 Tips for Tough Financial Times on the Farm 10 Financial Tips for America’s Young and Beginning Farmers 15 Questions to Ask Before Buying Farmland Farm Credit System The Farm Credit System: America's Least Known Government-Sponsored Enterprise The Farm Credit System: Lending Anywhere But on the Farm, November 2006 The Farm Credit System: Reinvented and Mission Challenged, November 2002 Additional Resources The Federal Reserve: Agricultural Finance Databook Kansas City Fed: Agricultural and Rural Economies House Committee on Agriculture Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry ContactQuestions? Please contact Sarah Grano for more information.