What is Farm Credit?
The Farm Credit System is a borrower-owned, permanent system of agricultural credit and rural credit for smaller communities across America. Currently we serve nearly 500,000 qualified member-borrowers nationwide. We provide more than $200 billion in loans, leases and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. Established in 1916 by Congress, and now a Government Sponsored Enterprise, the System provides more than 40 percent of the credit needed by those who live and work in rural America.