Agriculture & Rural America

ICBA and its member community bankers develop and provide Congress and regulators key policy positions on important issues affecting the farm and rural economy. Specifically, rural community bankers continually stress the need to: rein in the Farm Credit System and eliminate its tax advantages; maintain a robust crop insurance program; ensure a viable farm bill that meets the needs of rural lenders, their borrowers and rural communities; and ensure USDA loan programs are designed to be user friendly and meet the needs of farmers and ranchers and small businesses and rural communities.

Ag Economy & Research Materials

Articles & Press Releases

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Ag Committee Members Back USDA Cover Crop Plan NewsWatch Today Article 06/21/19
FCS Assets Rise $15B Year-to-Year NewsWatch Today Article 06/14/19
USDA Announces Trade-Related Aid for Farmers NewsWatch Today Article 05/24/19
ICBA Seeks More Accurate Farm Credit Data NewsWatch Today Article 05/23/19
ICBA-Backed Bill Would Raise USDA Loan Limits NewsWatch Today Article 05/17/19
ICBA Announces 2019 Community Banking Policy Priorities Press Release, News 04/29/19
Community Bankers in Washington This Week Press Release, News 04/29/19
ICBA, Farm Groups Urge Congress to Pass Disaster Aid NewsWatch Today Article 04/22/19
USDA Announces Higher Loan Limits Under Farm Bill NewsWatch Today Article 04/15/19
ICBA Supports Bill Offering Tax Relief for Rural Lending Press Release, News 03/27/19
ICBA Launches Community Focus 2020 Agenda Press Release 03/04/19
ICBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill Press Release 12/12/18
ICBA Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill Press Release 12/11/18
USDA Details Trade Payments Alongside Mexico Deal NewsWatch Today Article 08/28/18
Farm Bill Conference Schedules Public Meeting NewsWatch Today Article 08/23/18
ICBA Applauds Senate for Passing Farm Bill Press Release 06/28/18
ICBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill Press Release 06/21/18
ICBA Applauds Senate Ag Committee Passage of Farm Bill Press Release 06/13/18
ICBA Statement on House Failure to Pass Farm Bill Press Release 05/18/18
ICBA White Paper Outlines Farm Policy Recommendations Press Release 03/28/18

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Letters to Regulators

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