The Farm Credit System

The Farm Credit System is a network of borrower-owned lending institutions and service organizations. Farm Credit specializes in lending and providing agriculture-related services to farmers, rural homeowners, farm-related businesses, and agricultural, aquatic, and public utility cooperatives in the United States. The Farm Credit Administration (created in 1933) provides regulatory oversight of the Farm Credit System.

In 1916, Congress established the Farm Credit System to provide a reliable source of credit for farmers in the United States. Today, the Farm Credit System provides more than one-third of the credit needed by those who live and work in rural America.

The Farm Credit System has assets in excess of $230 billion, nearly 500,000 member-borrowers, more than 12,000 employees and coverage in all 50 states.

Farm Credit Administration

Independent Federal agency that regulates and examines the banks, associations, and related entities of the Farm Credit System (FCS).

Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation

Government-controlled corporation that insures the timely payment of Farm Credit Systemwide debt.

Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation

The Funding Corporation issues a variety of Federal Farm Credit Banks Consolidated Systemwide Debt Securities (Farm Credit Debt Securities) on behalf of the Farm Credit System Banks with a broad range of maturities and structures.

Farm Credit Council

Full-service, federated trade association representing the System before Congress.

FCC Services

Provides business solutions to the Farm Credit System and manages the Farm Credit Captive Insurance Company.