Farmer Mac

Farmer Mac programs are structured to help banks meet the challenge presented by farm and ranch customers as they cope with their evermore complex financial environment. Through meeting this need, Farmer Mac helps banks solidify their ag leadership roles within their communities while improving their financial performance. ABA Member Benefits
  • Preferred rates for ABA members
  • Customized learning tools, support and communications
  • Dedicated support through a special email account:
  • Special periodic educational webinars
Programs and Products
  • Whole Loan Purchase Program: by selling qualified loans and their associated credit and interest-rate risk, you can offer your customers the opportunity to lock in long-term fixed rates on their farmland loans.
  • Long-Term Standby Purchase Commitment (LTSPC): Farmer Mac's commitment to purchase qualified loans from the bank's portfolio at the point they become 90 days delinquent allows banks to transfer credit risk on those loans to Farmer Mac. Banks can free up capital for other purposes, including funding new growth, by reducing risk weighting on LTSPC loans to 20%.
  • AgVantage: Farmer Mac's funding vehicle allowing a bank to access funding at Farmer Mac's advantageous rates using qualified mortgage loans.  Borrowing terms range up to 15 years.
  • USDA Guarantee Purchase Program: Farmer Mac's liquidity program for USDA guaranteed loans, with Farmer Mac purchasing the guaranteed portions of these  loans, both Farm Service Agency and Rural Development Business and Industry and Community Facility.
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Customer Support & Technology
  • AgPower® (Loan Origination System): This web-based system facilitates loan submission and communication with underwriters
  • Varied, in-depth knowledge resources at
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  • Training webinars and teleconferences to enhance the secondary market expertise of your staff
  • General as well as customized e-based learning tools




TheFeed-FarmerMacThe Feed is Farmer Mac’s quarterly perspective on agriculture that combines the most relevant research from trusted agricultural resources with the insightful commentary and analysis from their own team of experts into a single, reliable source.

The winter 2017/2018 edition of The Feed is now available. This season, you will find 18 pages chock full of extremely relevant and timely information for anyone with a vested interest in agriculture. Topics include:
a special report on farm labor; severe weather and its effect on agriculture; an analysis of USDA's farm income forecast accuracy; a special holiday message from the authors; and dairy, livestock, corn, and soybean sector updates. Download the winter 2017/2018 edition of The Feed.

Recorded webinars

Since our in 1988, 1,300 ag lenders have trusted Farmer Mac over 56,000 times. Loan by loan, lenders have relied on the secondary market to better serve their customers.

Both the lenders and the farm businesses they serve benefit from steady access to our competitively priced, long-term fixed rates. Farmer Mac... proud of our past, and confident of what we will bring to future generations.

Questions? Please contact Jerry Sebold for more information.


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Fall 2017 Road Shows: This fall, Farmer Mac will offer free credit-focused workshops throughout the country during September and October. Attendees will hear of the latest secondary market tools and have the option to add on a bonus AgPower session, to ultimately prepare for the upcoming lending season. See the schedule and register.

​​Cow_125x131.jpgThe Nov./Dec. issue of the ABA Banking Journal features a great story about Minnwest Bank and highlights the important role Farmer Mac plays in helping banks better serve their Ag customers. Read "Maintaining a Commitment to Ag Customers."

In 2016, Farmer Mac continued to play a vital role in financing rural America by increasing the availability of credit to, and reducing the cost of capital for, the benefit of American agricultural and rural communities. Download Farmer Mac's 2016 Annual Report.

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