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ICBA to Treasury:  Do Not Renew $10 Billion LOC for FCS

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Ag Lender Track Presentations from the 2014 ICBA National Convention & Techworld



Date Title Publication
     
06/22/2016 USDA Taps $500M Fund for FSA Shortfall NewsWatch Today
     
06/21/2016 Rural Economic Index Climbing, Remains Weak NewsWatch Today
     
06/10/2016 USDA Issues Final Rule on B&I Guaranteed Lending NewsWatch Today
     
06/09/2016 The Destructive Impact of Regulatory Burden on Rural Communities Written Statement
     
06/09/2016 ICBA: Reg Relief Vital to Serving Rural Communities NewsWatch Today
     
06/07/2016 USDA Announces Support for Cotton Producers NewsWatch Today
     
06/03/2016 ICBA Urges Increase in Farm Service Agency Funding NewsWatch Today
     
05/27/2016 ICBA Follows Up with Congress on Farm Credit System Hearing NewsWatch Today
     
05/23/2016 Low Ag Prices the Top Threat for Many Bank CEOs: Survey NewsWatch Today
     
05/20/2016 ICBA to Congress: Tax-Subsidized Farm Credit System Abandoning Mission NewsWatch Today
     
05/20/2016 Committee Advances Senate Ag Approps Bill NewsWatch Today
     
05/19/2016 The Farm Credit System: Oversight and Outlook of the Current Economic Climate Independent Community Bankers of America Testimony
     
05/18/2016 USDA Lowers Cost of Refinancing Rural Housing Loans NewsWatch Today
     
05/17/2016 Poll Finds Strong Support for Crop Insurance NewsWatch Today
     
05/16/2016 ICBA Testifying on Farm Credit Tax Advantages This Week NewsWatch Today
     
05/11/2016 Farmer Mac Reports Q1 Profit, Volume Growth NewsWatch Today
     
05/06/2016 Fed Hosting Rural Housing Forum Next Week NewsWatch Today
     
05/04/2016 ICBA’s Hartings at White House: Community Banks Key to Rural Economy NewsWatch Today
     
05/03/2016 USDA Launches Online Resource for Beginning Farmers NewsWatch Today
     
04/29/2016 Industry Letter on Rural America Issues Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/28/2016 Committee Investigates Higher Ag Production Costs NewsWatch Today
     
04/27/2016 KC Fed: Ag Lending Solid in First Quarter NewsWatch Today
     
04/25/2016 Index: Rural Economy Continues to Sag NewsWatch Today
     
04/22/2016 USDA Issues Slides, FAQs on Preferred Lender Program NewsWatch Today
     
04/20/2016 Subcommittee Explores Tight Ag Credit as Farm Economy Falters NewsWatch Today
     
04/15/2016 KC Fed Cites Mounting Pressure in U.S. Farm Sector NewsWatch Today
     
04/15/2016 Senate Ag Panel Advances CFTC Reauthorization NewsWatch Today
     
04/14/2016 Senate Ag Panel Marking Up CFTC Reauthorization NewsWatch Today
     
04/12/2016 House Ag Panel Launches Hearings on Farm Economy NewsWatch Today
     
04/07/2016 FCA Seeks to Grant Cover to FCS on ‘Similar Entity’ Loans NewsWatch Today
     
03/08/2016 Farm and Rural Safety Net Policy Resolution
     
03/08/2016 Tax Advantaged Farm Credit System GSE Priority Policy Resolution
     
12/11/2015 Industry Letter Urging Secretary of Agriculture to Take Action on Cottonseed Industry Letter to Regulators
     
12/02/2015 ICBA: Review of Farm Credit System a Welcome First Step News Release
     
12/02/2015 Hearing to Review the Farm Credit System Written Statement
     
11/24/2015 Industry Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
07/13/2015 Letter Concerning Agricultural and Rural Issues Related to the Appropriations Process for Fiscal Year 2016 Letter to Congress
     
06/04/2015 Industry Letter on Conservation Compliance Letter to Regulators
     
05/14/2015 Support for Two Amendments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Reauthorization Legislation Letter to Congress
     
05/14/2015 Tax Subsidies For Credit Unions and the Farm Credit System Letter to Congress
     
04/20/2015 Comment Letter on Mergers, Consolidations and Charter Amendments of Banks or Associations Letter to Regulators
     
02/23/2015 Industry Letter Opposing Additional Cuts to Ag Programs Industry Letter to Congress
     
02/04/2015 Industry Letter Opposing President Obama's Budget Proposal to Cut Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
12/22/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Regulatory Capital Letter to Regulators
     
12/17/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Pensions Letter to Regulators
     
12/08/2014 ICBA Comment Letter on Entity Eligibility Letter to Regulator
     
11/18/2014 Follow Up Letter on FCA Memorandum Titled “Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of Farm Credit AdministrationRegulations” Letter to Regulators
     
10/31/2014 FCA Letter in Response to 10/20/14 ICBA Letter FCA Letter to ICBA
     
10/23/2014 FCA Proposal to Amend Current Regulations Governing Investments Held by Farm Credit Banks and Associations Letter to Regulators
     
10/20/2014 FCA Memorandum Titled “Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of Farm Credit AdministrationRegulations” Letter to Regulators
     
07/31/2014 USDA Announces Supplemental Insurance Program for New Farm Bill NewsWatch Today
     
07/03/2014 ICBA: Study Shows Community Banks Play Key Role in Ag Lending NewsWatch Today
     
07/03/2014 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance Hearing Next Week NewsWatch Today
     
07/02/2014 ICBA: Study Finds Commercial Banks Meeting Needs of Ag Borrowers News Release
     
06/25/2014 ICBA: Credit Availability in Rural America Plentiful News Release
     
06/25/2014 Credit Availability in Rural America Testimony
     
06/09/2014 Industry Letter Opposing Amendments to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that Would Harm the Farm Bill or Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/30/2014 Support of ‘Say on Pay' for FCS Institutions Letter to Regulators
     
04/14/2014 Community Banks Keep Rural America Growing News Release
     
03/12/2014 Support for the CFPB Rural Designation Petition and Correction Act (H.R. 2672) Letter to Congress
     
03/05/2014 Connect America Fund Industry Letter to Regulators
     
02/19/2014 Introducing the HELP Rural Communities Act of 2014 (S. 1916) Letter to Congress
     
02/04/2014 Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Farm Bill News Release
     
02/03/2014 ICBA Pleased Senate on Verge of Passing New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/29/2014 ICBA Pleased House Passes New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/28/2014 ICBA Urges Congress to Adopt New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/15/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Meeting Letter to Regulators
     
11/14/2013 ICBA Statement on FCA Decision to Withdraw Proposed Rule On Farm Credit System Non-Farm Investment Program News Release
     
11/05/2013 rop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
10/22/2013 Eligibility for Rarmers and Ranchers Participating in FSA Guaranteed Farm Loans Industry Leter to Congress
     
10/22/2013 ICBA Asks Farm Credit System Regulator to Explain CoBank Loan to Verizon News Release
     
10/21/2013 CoBank Loan to Verizon Letter to Regulators
     
07/24/2013 Tax Subsidies for the Farm Credit System Letter to Congress
     
07/11/2013 ICBA Statement on House Farm Bill Vote News Release
     
07/02/2013 Farm Bill Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/20/2013 ICBA Urges Renewed Efforts on House Farm Bill News Release
     
06/19/2013 Industry Letter in Support of Crop Insurance and Opposition to the Kind Amendment ( Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/11/2013 ICBA Thanks Senate for Passing a New Farm Bill NewsWatch Today
     
06/11/2013 Industry Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/11/2013 Industry Letter Urging Passage of New Farm Bill Letter to Congress
     
06/04/2013 Test Test
     
06/03/2013 Maximum Interest Rates on Guaranteed Loans Letter to Regulators
     
05/14/2013 ICBA Thanks Senate Agriculture Committee for Passing a New Farm Bill News Release
     
05/08/2013 Joint Letter Opposing the Expansion of the Farm Credit System (FCS) Letter to Congress
     
05/01/2013 Industry Letter Supporting Federal Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/22/2013 FCS Senior Officer and Executive Compensation Letter to Regulators
     
03/12/2013 Crop Insurance Protection Letter to Congress
     
11/13/2012 Passage of the Farm Bill Industry Letter to Congress
     
11/12/2012 FCA's Proposed Regulation on Unincorporated Business Entities (UBEs) Letter to Regulators
     
08/14/2012 The Rationale for Removing Term Limits on USDA Guaranteed Farm Operating Loans White Paper
     
07/24/2012 USDA Microloans Letter to Regulators
     
07/11/2012 Industry Letter Supporting the Boswell Amendment to Eliminate Term Limits on USDA Guaranteed Farm Operating Loans Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/19/2012 Industry Letter Opposing Proposed Amendment Prohibitng USDA Guaranteed Loans Letter to Congress
     
06/14/2012 ICBA to Senate: Maintain Programs That Strengthen the Ag Economy News Release
     
06/14/2012 Industry Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Protection Industry Letter to Congress
     
05/24/2012 Federal Crop Insurance Program Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/20/2012 USDA Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/19/2012 USDA Guaranteed Loan Programs Letter to Congress
     
03/14/2012 Joint Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Joint Letter to Congress
     
02/16/2012 User Fees under the USDA’s Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program Letter to Congress
     
11/30/2011 MF Global Bankruptcy Industry Letter to Congress
     
11/02/2011 2012 Farm Bill Letter to Congress
     
10/19/2011 Industry Letter on Agriculture Appropriations Bill Letter to Congress
     
06/14/2011 Deficit Reduction Package's Impact on Rural America Industry Letter to Congress
     
05/26/2011 Support for the Rural Access to Credit Act of 2011 (S. 805) Letter to Congress
     
11/17/2010 FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Letter to Congress
     
11/17/2010 Industry Letter on FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/19/2010 FSA Guaranteed Farm Loans Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/16/2010 Estate Taxes Industry Letter
     
03/16/2010 Farm Safety Net Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/04/2009 Industry Letter on FY2010 Agriculture Appropriations and 2008 Farm Law Industry Letter to the Hill
     
04/29/2009 Oppose Farm Loan Restructuring Amendment Letter to the Hill
     
07/10/2008 Chairman Frank, House Financial Services Members, Oppose FCS Expansion Proposal Letter to the Hill
     
05/14/2008 ICBA Statement on House on Passage of a New Farm Bill News Release
     
05/13/2008 Joint Letter on the 2008 Farm Bill Letter to the Hill
     
02/09/2008 Open Letter to the Farm Bill Community Letter from Reps. Peterson & Goodlatte
     
02/08/2008 The Coming Farm Credit Threat In 2008 IWR
     
06/24/2004
     
06/26/2003
     
06/26/2003
     
06/03/2003
     
02/13/2003
     
     
     
     
     
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