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This year will be another challenging year for many agricultural producers, according to a report presented to the Farm Credit Administration board on April 12, 2018. Based on its first forecast of the 2018 Farm economy, USDA projects net farm income to decline by 6.7%, with both crop and animal ...
Mr. Behnam said that the CFTC, the Farm Credit Administration and stakeholders should continue to work with borrowers and creditors to educate them about the futures market and the role it plays in risk management. In a separate statement, CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz voiced his support for ...

[5] I look forward to hearing from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) today about the various ways the FCA and the private sector can continue to meet the financing needs of farmers and ranchers. From our final panel, we will hear from CME about the recent implementation of block trading in ...
Additionally, the Farm Credit Administration withdrew from its database all Lone Star call reports filed with the FCA after 2015. In effect, Lone Star's finances have been a black hole for over two years. Worse, Lone Star “is not in compliance with some requirements of its general financing agreement with the ...
The statement for the Department of Agriculture, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Farm Credit Administration says, for example, that the agencies “should be mindful of Congressional authority to determine and set final funding levels for fiscal year 2019.” “Therefore, the agencies should not ...
According to the Farm Credit Administration, total USA agricultural exports stood just under $140 billion in 2015, with Mainland China being the number one destination accounting for $22.5 billion worth of goods. The list will be made public in 15 days, and the tariffs would take effect after a period of public ...

The merger also was voted on and approved by the membership and board of directors of each organization and received final regulatory approval from the Farm Credit Administration, a federal agency created in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt to ensure safe, sound and dependable credit for ...
Much to my surprise, Dallas Tonsager, the chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), in a Jan. 30 speech to the Farm Credit Council (the FCS trade association), effectively endorsed what FCSA has offered to its borrowers and encouraged other associations to do the same thing.
Designated "prudential regulators" under Dodd-Frank include the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the ...
Glen Smith, the newly confirmed Republican member of the Farm Credit Administration board, has named Jim Morris as his executive assistant. Morris is coming out of retirement to take the position. In 1987, he joined FCA's Office of the General Counsel where he spent the next 19 years working as an ...
Smith is president and co-owner of Smith Land Service, a company he founded in 1982. Dec 22, 2017. Glen R. Smith of Atlantic, Iowa, was sworn in Dec. 14 as a member of the Farm Credit Administration board. He was appointed to a term that expires May 21, 2022. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Glen to this board ...
Congratulations to Glen R. Smith who was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday as a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Smith owns a family farm in western Iowa that includes 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. He also is the co-founder of Smith Land Services, a company that specializes in ...
A western Iowa businessman and farmer will be joining a federal agency that regulates financial institutions that provide credit to farmers, ranchers, and rural utility cooperatives. The nomination of Glen R. Smith of Atlantic to become a member of the Farm Credit Administration was announced late last week ...
And Glen Smith of Indiana, who backed Bush, was selected for Farm Credit Administration Board. Some later donated to Trump but only after he became the presumptive Republican nominee. Hicks, McGoff and Kirk declined to comment. The others did not return messages. Most supporters contacted ... politics
She met her love in 1935 in Brainerd, Minn., when working in the Farm Credit Administration office, where farmers who ran out of money “came in and got huge amounts of money. I think it was $20 or $30 a month.” Edward Burke, who ran the office, was a man of honor. “He never asked me for a date while ... politics
The five federal agencies involved in creating the proposed rule include the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). politics
The federal agencies designated "prudential regulators" under Dodd-Frank (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) ... politics

The new rule — proposed jointly with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Farm Credit Administration — is intended to bring the agencies' margin rules into conformance with restrictions on QFCs finalized last year. The agencies modified QFCs to facilitate the orderly resolution of a failed institution ... politics
The Swap Margin Rule was issued in November 2015 by the Farm Credit Administration, the FDIC, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Reserve, and the OCC, and established minimum margin requirements for swaps and security-based swaps that are not cleared through a clearinghouse. politics
Glen Smith, the newly confirmed Republican member of the Farm Credit Administration board, has named Jim Morris as his executive assistant. Morris is coming out of retirement to take the position. In 1987, he joined FCA's Office of the General Counsel where he spent the next 19 years working as an ... politics
Hoping for a better life, with a home and land of their own, the family decided to take advantage of a federal program through the Farm Credit Administration and relocate to North Plains, Oregon. For the first time in their married life, they had a home of their own, and with funds from the government loan, ... politics
Thatcher served in the “first” Bush Administration as a political appointee as the director of congressional and public affairs of the Farm Credit Administration. In that capacity, she was responsible for the policy direction and management of the agency's congressional and public affairs activities. As a fifth ... politics
After high school, she was employed by Farm Credit Administration, both in the county office and later in the state office in Huron. On June 8, 1940, she married Francis “Pete” Metz and they made their home in Miranda. They had one daughter, Virginia, who was just 3 years old when Pete was drafted into ... politics
While studying at George Washington University's Law School in Washington, he worked during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first term with the National Recovery Administration, the Resettlement Administration, and the Farm Credit Administration. After graduating, he joined the legal staff of the US ... politics
Bankers collectively make decisions on total farm debt that in 2015 reached $357 billion, according to the Farm Credit Administration. One big player in ag lending is Northwest Farm Credit Services, a $12 billion cooperative serving the four northwest states. Based in Spokane, Washington, the lender is ... politics
Thatcher served in the “first” Bush Administration as a political appointee as the director of congressional and public affairs of the Farm Credit Administration. In that capacity, she was responsible for the policy direction and management of the agency's congressional and public affairs activities. As a fifth ... politics
She graduated with the Class of 1938 in Faulkton and was employed by Farm Credit Administration. She was united in marriage to Francis “Pete” Metz June 8, 1940, making their home in Miranda. Pete gave his life in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium in December of 1944. She was united in marriage to ... politics
USDA's latest forecast indicates farm income appears to be stabilizing near its historical average, according to a quarterly report on economic issues affecting agriculture given to the Farm Credit Administration board in December. Among the highlights: USDA expects net cash farm income to increase from ... politics
Smith is president and co-owner of Smith Land Service, a company he founded in 1982. Dec 22, 2017. Glen R. Smith of Atlantic, Iowa, was sworn in Dec. 14 as a member of the Farm Credit Administration board. He was appointed to a term that expires May 21, 2022. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Glen to this board ... politics
14, Glen R. Smith of Atlantic, Iowa, was sworn in as a director of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), following the Senate's Dec. 5 confirmation of his appointment as the third member of the FCA's board of directors. He joins FCA chairman and CEO, Dallas Tonsager, and FCA board member Jeffrey Hall. politics
The Farm Credit Administration released a quarterly report on economic issues affecting agriculture and updated the financial condition of the Farm Credit System. The report says the USDA is predicting farm income will stabilize near its historical average. The USDA is predicting an increase in farm income ... politics
Farm Credit Administration Releases Report on Ag's Financial Condition USAgNet - 12/15/2017. The Farm Credit Administration board today received a quarterly report on economic issues affecting agriculture, together with an update on the financial condition and performance of the Farm Credit System as of Sept. politics
But the department confirms that two RBICs are fully licensed, Advantage and Innova, that an additional four funds have been conditionally licensed, and that three more are under USDA and Farm Credit Administration (FCA) review. USDA adds that it expects nine RBICs to be either fully licensed or ... politics
Congratulations to Glen R. Smith who was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday as a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Smith owns a family farm in western Iowa that includes 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. He also is the co-founder of Smith Land Services, a company that specializes in ... politics
A western Iowa businessman and farmer has been nominated to serve on the three-member federal board that oversees the Farm Credit Administration. Glen Smith of Atlantic testified before the U.S. Senate Ag Committee. WNAX Radio · SMITH 1113A. Share. SoundCloud cookie policyCookie policy. * Smith founded Smith ... politics
Mr. Smith, while we have considered several USDA nominees this congress, you are the first nominee before us for the Farm Credit Administration. Throughout this year, I have underscored the importance of having qualified and dedicated leaders to serve our farmers and ranchers across the government ... politics
A western Iowa businessman and farmer will be joining a federal agency that regulates financial institutions that provide credit to farmers, ranchers, and rural utility cooperatives. The nomination of Glen R. Smith of Atlantic to become a member of the Farm Credit Administration was announced late last week ... politics
Lone Star's regulator, the Farm Credit Administration has not issued any statement regarding the Lone Star mess, although it did erase links to Lone Star's call reports for 2016 and 2017 and noted that erasure in a deeply buried disclosure. The FCA apparently was unaware of the seriousness of Lone Star's ... politics
The five federal agencies involved in creating the proposed rule include the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). politics
Farm Credit Administration Ranks Among Best Places to Work USAgNet - 02/09/2018. The Farm Credit Administration has been recognized as one of the best small agencies to work for in the federal government. At a ceremony hosted by the Partnership for Public Service on Jan. 26, FCA Chief Operating Officer William ... politics
Also, she served in President George H. W. Bush's administration as director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Farm Credit Administration. Thatcher is a graduate of Iowa State University where she earned degrees in animal science and agricultural economics. As a fifth generation Iowa farmer, ... politics
Also, she served in President George H. W. Bush's Administration as director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Farm Credit Administration. Thatcher is a graduate of Iowa State University where she earned degrees in animal science and agricultural economics. As a fifth generation Iowa farmer, ... politics
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA), FCSA's regulator, should carefully examine the wisdom of this letter. The FCA also should check whether this payment-deferral offer has been extended to the member/borrowers of Frontier Farm Credit, the association serving eastern Kansas that is managed by FCSA ... politics
Thatcher served in the “first” Bush Administration as a political appointee as the director of congressional and public affairs of the Farm Credit Administration. In that capacity, she was responsible for the policy direction and management of the agency's congressional and public affairs activities. As a fifth ... politics
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Glen Smith to be a member of the Farm Credit Administration board, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced. "Once again, we're pleased to report full Senate confirmation of ... politics
David Grahn says he's leaving USDA and heading to the Farm Credit Administration in January where he'll be the agency's associate general counsel. At USDA he's been serving as associate general counsel in the department's International Affairs, Food Assistance and Rural Programs Division. politics
Another Texas FCS association, the financially troubled Lone Star Ag Credit (see next article), states on its webpage that it offers “an interest-bearing 'Funds-Held Account' for its borrowers.” The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) has removed from its website all Lone Star call reports since the end of 2015 ... politics
... Agriculture Committee Democrats questioned Stephen Vaden, President Donald Trump's nominee for Agriculture Department general counsel, on his role in voting rights cases and members also asked Glen Smith, a nominee for the Farm Credit Administration board what can be done to keep beginning ... politics
... Iowa businessman and farmer has been nominated to serve on the three-member federal board that oversees the Farm Credit Administration ... politics
Glen Smith -- a self-described agriculturalist from Atlantic -- was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as one of three board members that oversees the Farm Credit Administration, which regulates the farm banking and credit industry. Smith -- who was introduced by Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck ... politics


 

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