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Earning and the Ability to Repay

Earning and the Ability to Repay

Knowing your break even costs is going to be a key component to success. In farming, this is one of the hardest calculations to come up with since farming has several variables that play a role in the operation. One of the largest variables is annual increases for overall input costs from inflation. Input costs typically are not known until they are realized.

Letter from CEO James McJunkins

Letter from CEO James McJunkins

Most area growers are wrapping up harvest on their farms. The expectation is that 2021 will certainly be a great year, both for Farm Credit Midsouth and our Members. As we round out the season, Midsouth farmers are experiencing above-average yields and great prices. Rarely do we get these two to come together!

Welcome Rachel Barnett

Welcome Rachel Barnett

Farm Credit Midsouth is pleased to announce Rachel Barnett has joined the Farm Credit Midsouth team as a Credit Analyst.

Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven

We’re in Hog Heaven that the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year is a Member of Ours! Congratulations to Cobb/Lyerly/Owens Farms of Lake City

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

We are fortunate to regularly get an up close and personal look at the broad range of entities that together make up Midsouth agriculture. But on this day, we were in for a treat. Something a little more unique. A little sweeter, if you will. On this day, we got to talk sweet potatoes on Stray Dog Farms.

Benchmark Value Update

Benchmark Value Update

This year’s update appears to be, when compared to recent years, a return to more healthy increases with certain areas experiencing slightly more increase in value. Farm Credit Midsouth uses five benchmarks to estimate changes in land values from year to year. Land values were steadily increasing for several years in Eastern Arkansas. In 2015 land values began stabilizing and slightly declining in 2018.

In Step With Patrick H. Lenderman

In Step With Patrick H. Lenderman

Farm Credit Midsouth’s Patrick H. Lenderman wears a lot of hats as he juggles the responsibilities that come with being vice president and branch manager of both the Corning and Paragould branches. So, it really should come as no surprise to find out he also works on one of his passions on the side as well. An avid fisherman and hunter, Patrick co-founded Timber Mallard Duck Calls with his father, the late Hulen Lenderman in 1995, a custom call company specializing in acrylic and wooden duck calls.

Marion Fletcher - A Living Legacy

Marion Fletcher - A Living Legacy

Mention the name “Marion Fletcher” to anyone even remotely connected to FFA and you are in for an anecdote, a story, or a well-deserved tribute to this amazing man, who has been a fixture, leader and father figure to many at both the state and national organizations for well over a half century.

2021 Farm Families Of The Year

2021 Farm Families Of The Year

FCM congratulates to the 2021 Farm Families of the Year in our area selected by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation. Your dedication to Arkansas agriculture and rural values is both commended and appreciated. We applaud these families for continuing one of agriculture’s proudest traditions—family!

Coy's Honey Farm

Coy's Honey Farm

Coy’s Honey Farm is a three-generation bee-keeping operation in South Mississippi, about 30 miles from the Gulf Coast. The family owns and manages 10,000 bee hives in California, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Mississippi.

We Blinked and the Second Half of 2021 is Well Underway

We Blinked and the Second Half of 2021 is Well Underway

Farm Credit Midsouth is a very strong financial organization ready to assist you in your financing needs. We wish you continued success and safety throughout harvest.

Get to Know Diane

Get to Know Diane

We’re introducing you to Farm Credit Midsouth Chief Financial Officer Diane Steiling. In October, Diane will celebrate her five-year anniversary with Farm Credit Midsouth, having joined us as Controller back in 2016. She was elevated to her current role, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in January of 2021.

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