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Agricultural Banking

ABA's advocacy, research and education is focused on helping the nation's agricultural and rural banks perform their vital role lending to and supporting rural America.

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This page has been updated with resources to assist agricultural and rural banks as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the Industry Resources list below for information including the latest actions and guidance from the federal government. General information to help banks of all sizes respond to the coronavirus is available on our coronavirus incident response page.

ABA Agricultural Banks Performance Scorecard

Benchmarks your quarterly performance on 23 indicators against peer banks of similar size and agricultural loan concentration.

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Farm Bank Lending Remains Strong

ABA’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report shows solid farm loan growth despite the global economic effects of COVID-19. Get the details on the performance of the 1,642 U.S. banks that specialize in agricultural lending.


Secondary Market Agricultural Loan and Mortgage Sales

Farmer Mac provides financing solutions for those in the agricultural community that can benefit from access to flexible, low-cost funding and risk-management tools. Members receive a 50 basis point price advantage for every loan sold.

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Edwin Elfmann

SVP, Agricultural & Rural Banking Policy

Agricultural Banking

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SVP, Endorsed Solutions

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Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee

14 agricultural and rural bankers from around the country volunteers their time to provide guidance and recommendations.

Ag Bank Network

Connect with bankers in your field. Discuss hot topics, learn key news and updates, and stay organized—all on one site designed specifically for ag bankers.

Ag Banking Email Bulletin

Get an easy-to-read, quarterly summary of news and issues that affect agricultural lenders.