About Farm Credit

About Us - About Farm Credit

The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of customer-owned cooperatives.

More than 60 independent Farm Credit institutions are governed by the customers they serve. Together, we support more than 600,000 farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers, rural infrastructure providers, and rural homebuyers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. 

As customer-owned cooperatives, each institution is governed by a board of directors chosen by the customers it supports. This ensures a customer-first approach that helps U.S. agricultural producers feed the world, strengthens the rural economy, and provides jobs that help rural families thrive.

We serve every part of agriculture from the smallest operations to the largest – and everything in between.  Whether helping a young farm family begin, supporting our veterans as they return home and take up farming or financing U.S. agricultural exports around the globe, Farm Credit is committed to the success of American agriculture. 

Our loans and related financial services support farmers and ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and other agribusinesses, rural homebuyers and companies exporting U.S. ag products around the globe.

We are part of the rural communities we serve and understand that vibrant rural communities need strong, modern infrastructure.  Farm Credit loans finance the rural infrastructure providers that provide reliable power, modern telecommunications, clean water, and other vital community services. 

For more than 100 years, Farm Credit has fulfilled its mission – through good times and bad.  We remain committed to that mission and evolving to meet the needs of our customers for the next 100 years.

Learn more at www.farmcredit.com