How Ag Banks Are Helping Their Customers Grow by Partnering With Farmer Mac

Published: May 18, 2021

The jolts that shook the U.S. economy in 2020 have many farmers looking to their community banks to deliver bold solutions as they look to address concerns about access to working capital and the impact of uncertainty over trade and tariffs. Agricultural lenders across the country are tasked with shepherding America’s farmers and ranchers through these uncertain times, while also cultivating the important relationships they have with these borrowers and helping them grow.

In this report, we examine how Farmer Mac’s presence as the secondary market provider of agricultural credit is helping bankers to answer these challenges. In interviews with lenders, economists, and Farmer Mac leaders, we provide a glimpse into how banks are delivering benefits to their customers by strategically harnessing what Farmer Mac has to offer.