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Act Now to Rebuild the Food System

June 15, 2011


Looking for an opportunity to help rebuild the local and regional food system?

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) — the federally chartered agency that oversees the nationwide network of locally-controlled and borrower-owned cooperative lending associations that make up the Farm Credit System (FCS) — is asking the public to comment on a proposed rule that, if adopted, would direct FCS banks to be more responsive to the credit needs of small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers producing for local and regional food markets.

FCS supplies nearly 40% of all U.S. farm financing and has the capacity to bring badly needed capital to local food producers, and to leverage other sources of capital for the task of rebuilding our local and regional food system infrastructure.

In fact, FCS, is legally bound to provide a dependable source of credit and credit services to all creditworthy farm borrowers.

This is an important opportunity to help shape future FCS services to small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers producing for the local and regional market. Click here to ask the FCA to Bring Badly Needed Capital to Local and Regional Food System Farmers and Ranchers.


Categories: Action Alerts, Commodity, Crop Insurance & Credit Programs, General Interest, Local & Regional Food Systems


2 responses to “Act Now to Rebuild the Food System”

  1. […] Other examples are being developed, but one way you can help support better financing for the local food system is to write to the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) asking them to direct FCS banks to be more responsive to the credit needs of small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers producing for local and regional food markets.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has a web page to help those willing to write a letter. […]

  2. […] Other examples are being developed, but one way you can help support better financing for the local food system is to write to the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) asking them to direct FCS banks to be more responsive to the credit needs of small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers producing for local and regional food markets.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has a web page to help those willing to write a letter. […]

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