The Farm Credit System Mission
The Farm Credit System's mission is to provide sound and dependable credit to American farmers, ranchers, producers or harvesters of aquatic products, their cooperatives, and limited types of farm-related businesses.
The Farm Credit System accomplishes this mission by providing financial services and making capital available to qualified individuals and businesses at competitive rates. Additionally, Farm Credit provides financing for purchasing rural homes, communication, energy and water infrastructures, to support agricultural exports and other eligible entities.
Farm Credit is a nationwide network with more than 85 independent, customer-owned cooperative lending institutions serving all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
AN HISTORIC MISSION OF SERVICE
Although U.S. agriculture and rural America have changed in many ways since the Farm Credit System was founded in 1916, Farm Credit has always been there. Today’s farms, ranches and agricultural enterprises are more diverse and specialized than ever. Producers and rural entrepreneurs of all types need access to dedicated, specialized lending services to meet their financial services needs.
Farm Credit was created to meet that need and continues to proudly pursue its mission of service to agriculture and rural America.