“We value all parts of agriculture and aim to adjust our delivery – and approach to business – based on the needs of every market segment individually.”
“Today we are optimally positioned to handle the stress that’s coming into the market. Farm Balance sheets are much less leveraged going into this potential downturn as well. In short, we all learned a lot from the 1980’s—and producers, as well as the Farm Credit System, are much better prepared.”
“Our nation, our food supply, and ag producers need a healthy Farm Credit System. As a business owner, keep that in mind when telling out story with other producers, and other lenders-who aren’t interested in making sure you have choice in financing.”
As we settle into the second quarter of 2014, we’re setting the stage for a summer and fall harvest that will be unlike any other.
This year has been full of activity for everyone, and American AgCredit has ended the third quarter in a very strong position. As of September 30, 2013, your Association has made significant progress toward meeting our year-end goals, and has finalized design plans for our new administrative headquarters building.
Your Association can look back on a strong first quarter of 2013 that has set the foundation for a stable and successful remainder of the year. To date, the year has been positive, most commodities are doing well, and we are seeing strong loan growth continuing from Q4 2012 into this year.