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What is patronage and what does it mean for Farm Credit Midsouth customers?

What is patronage and what does it mean for Farm Credit Midsouth customers?

The simple definition of patronage is the name for the capital that a cooperative returns to its customers. What does it mean in real world conditions?

Kim Lamb

Kim Lamb

One might say Kim Lamb knows a thing or two about crop insurance. Now Farm Credit Midsouth’s resident expert after 30 years in the industry—22 years with FCM—as Insurance Coordinator, Lamb handles the administrative side of crop insurance for our association.

The End of a Decade

The End of a Decade

As we look back over the last 10 years, we have seen more than our share of volatility — soybeans from $8 to $17, corn from $3 to $8, rice from $9 to $17 per cwt, cotton from .57 to 2.13 and extremely high temperatures in 2011 to extremely high rainfall in 2018 and 2019. Agriculture volatility is not something new to Farm Credit.

Nathan Sanders

Nathan Sanders

Nathan Sanders knows Farm Credit. He has lived Farm Credit Midsouth for nearly his entire career, spending all but one year of his post-college work history, and recently celebrating his 25-year anniversary, with the association.

Congratulations 2019 FCM Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations 2019 FCM Scholarship Recipients!

One of the highlights at Farm Credit Midsouth is the annual presentation of 14 scholarships worth $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduates. Each student was chosen based on a combination of academic, extracurricular, agricultural, and leadership...

Legislative Angle

Legislative Angle

The legislative proposals of Republicans and Democrats continue to offer policy solutions that define the role of government differently. It is now hard to identify middle ground in either party, so there are few opportunities for bipartisan action.

Summer 2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Summer 2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

The winners of our 2019 Summer Photo Contest have been announced. These winning photos may be featured in: Across Our Midsouth newsletter, calendar, FCM website, and you may even see some photos hanging in your local branch offices.

Benchmark Valve Update

Benchmark Valve Update

Land values appear to be increasing slightly in Eastern Arkansas. Increases in value began to slow after 2015 and are now flat to increasing. Based on the period from 7/1/18 to 6/30/19, benchmark values ranged from no increase in Clay County to a 4.69% increase in Craighead County. St. Francis County increased 4.39%, Cross County increased 1.20% and Lee County increased 2.27%. Farm Credit Midsouth uses five benchmarks to estimate changes in land values.

Stand Up For Agriculture!

Stand Up For Agriculture!

Join Farm Credit customers from across the country in educating Congress about rural communities and agriculture. With fewer members of Congress representing rural areas, it’s more important than ever to make sure they understand modern agriculture, the challenges producers face, and the resources necessary to continue feeding our country and the world.

Farm Credit donates $50,000 to Arkansas Red Cross flood relief

Farm Credit donates $50,000 to Arkansas Red Cross flood relief

Farm Credit made a $50,000 donation to the Arkansas Red Cross on July 3. The funds will assist Arkansans impacted by recent flooding along the Arkansas River. Thirty-one counties along the Arkansas portion of the river system sustained damage from late May and early June flooding.

What is Farm Credit?

What is Farm Credit?

The Farm Credit System is a federally chartered network of borrower-owned lending institutions and related service organizations, exclusively dedicated to supporting agriculture and rural communities.

Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit to Provide Homegrown by Heroes Scholarships

Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit to Provide Homegrown by Heroes Scholarships

The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit are partnering to provide six $1,000 Homegrown by Heroes academic scholarships to military veterans, currently serving military personnel, and their spouses or children who are pursuing an agricultural or an agricultural-related degree. Funding for the scholarships is generously provided by Farm Credit. Online applications are available, and are due August 17, 2018.

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