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Agricultural Banks

For more than 100 years, the ABA Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking has provided members with resources and products to help them serve those living and working in rural American communities.

Agricultural Banking Resources

Agricultural Banks Performance Scorecard: Helps banks benchmark their quarterly performance of over 20 indicators against banks of similar size ad agricultural loan concentration.

Experts on Call: Immediate access to ABA’s unparalleled staff, including our Ag Banking experts.

E-bulletins: Ag Banking, a quarterly newsletter that summarizes news and issues that affect agricultural lenders and includes Bert Ely's Farm Credit Watch column.

ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference: The annual conference brings together experts and banker peers to discuss the most current and pressing issues facing the industry.

ABA Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee: This committee champions issues relevant to Ag Banking and provides banks with perspective on industry developments. It also provides resources and information to agricultural and rural America.

ABA Endorsed Solutions with 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. ABA Member Ag Banks receive advantaged pricing and discounts.

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Meet the ABA Expert: Ed Elfmann, Agricultural Banking

Raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, ABA ag banking expert, Ed Elfmann, knows agriculture. ABA’s history of representing agricultural banks dates back to 1913, and today Ed and his team provide banks like yours unmatched advocacy, expertise and learning opportunities like conferences and training.