The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Farmer Mac, was created by Congress to establish a secondary market for agricultural mortgage and rural utilities loans to increase the availability of long-term credit at stable interest rates to segments of rural America. As a stockholder-owned, publicly-traded corporation, Farmer Mac, along with its subsidiary Farmer Mac II, LLC., conducts these activities through four programs - - Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, and Institutional Credit. Farmer Mac is not a direct lender, instead working with lenders that work directly with borrowers throughout the United States. The Corporation’s headquarters are in Washington, D.C.; it has an underwriting office in Johnston, IA.

Keeping Up with Dr. Kohl

Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, is a well known and respected leader in the world of agricultural finance. As a contributor to the “Farmer Mac Forward,” Dr. Kohl provides his insight and outlook through his regular column, “Dave’s GPS,” and his “Dashboard” of economic indicators.

In this month's GPS, Liquidity, Liquidity, Liquidity, Dr. Kohl answers a question asked at a recent seminar “How have credit and financial analysis in agriculture changed in recent years?” and provides his Lender Tip of the Month.

Along with Dave’s GPS, see Dr. Kohl’s bi-monthly “Dashboard” for his assessment of today’s global and domestic economics: Dave’s GPS and Dashboard

What's New?


Farmer Mac Road Show 2015 locations have been announced! Click here to see if we will be in a town near you!



Benefits for lenders include the ability to:

  • Retain and build customer relationships through competitive loan products, including long-term fixed rate products
  • Maintain market presence through an expanded array of loan products
  • Enhance returns through fee income
  • Reduce or eliminate credit risk and interest rate risk from lending activity
  • Renew liquidity for additional lending

Benefits for borrowers include:

  • Availability of funds in good times and bad
  • Competitively-priced loans
  • Long-term fixed rate options

Calendar Of Events

Farmer Mac Current Events

Farmer Mac’s Calendar of Events includes a variety of important dates: marketing workshops and webinars, dates of regular earnings releases and associated investor conference calls and holiday schedules. New events are added to the list as they are scheduled during the year.

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