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Agricultural Banking

ABA's advocacy, research and education is focused on helping the nation's agricultural and rural banks perform their vital role lending to and supporting rural America.

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This page has been updated with resources to assist agricultural and rural banks as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the Industry Resources list below for information including the latest actions and guidance from the federal government. General information to help banks of all sizes respond to the coronavirus is available on our coronavirus incident response page.

ABA Agricultural Banks Performance Scorecard

Benchmarks your quarterly performance on 23 indicators against peer banks of similar size and agricultural loan concentration.

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3 Things Ag Bankers Need to Know

80% of America’s Banks serve agricultural customers. If you’re a part of the 5,000 banks with ag in their portfolio, these industry insights from ABA expert, Ed Elfmann, will help you take a closer look at ABA’s ag resources and expertise.

2019 Farm Bank Performance Report

This paper examines the 2019 performance of the 1,715 banks that specialize in lending to agriculture. These farm banks employ 85,000 workers.

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Farmer Mac: Financing Solutions for the Agricultural Community

Farmer Mac is a vital part of the agricultural credit market and provides low-cost financing and risk management tools for agricultural lenders, agribusinesses and others.

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Our Experts

Edwin Elfmann

SVP, Agricultural & Rural Banking Policy

Agricultural Banking

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Deborah Whiteside

SVP, Endorsed Solutions

Innovation & Finance

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Press Contact

Sarah Grano

(202) 663-5470

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Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee

14 agricultural and rural bankers from around the country volunteers their time to provide guidance and recommendations.

Ag Bank Network

Connect with bankers in your field. Discuss hot topics, learn key news and updates, and stay organized—all on one site designed specifically for ag bankers.

Ag Banking Email Bulletin

Get an easy-to-read, quarterly summary of news and issues that affect agricultural lenders.