|USDA Implementation of Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan||Committee on Agriculture||06/14/21|
|ICBA Letter in Support of House ECORA||U.S. House of Representatives||03/25/21|
|Letter to Senate Ag Committee on B&I Programs||Senate Agriculture Committee||02/26/21|
|COVID Relief Package Should Include USDA Business and Industry Funding||House Rules Committee||02/25/21|
|Crop Insurance Coalition Budget Letter: Budget||House, Senate Budget Committees||02/24/21|
|Crop Insurance Coalition Budget Letter: Appropriations||House, Senate Appropriations Committees||02/24/21|
|Lender Letter to House Committees Regarding USDA Rural Development Loans||02/22/21|
|Letter Opposing CoBank Amendment||House, Senate Appropriations Subcommittees||12/04/20|
|ICBA Letter in Support of H.R. 8410||Rep. Andy Barr||10/08/20|
|Lender Livestock Trust Letter 7-28-20||U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry||07/28/20|
|Comments on Farm Credit System Appraisals||Farm Credit Administration||07/20/21|
|Letter to USDA on SDA Loan Payoffs||USDA||04/09/21|
|Comments on OMB MSA Proposal||OMB||03/18/21|
|Crop Insurance Coalition Budget Letter: Administration||USDA, OMB||02/24/21|
|ICBA Hemp Comment Letter 10-8-20||USDA||10/08/20|
|Agriculture Coalition Letter to Governors||Governors||03/24/20|
|Agriculture Spring Planting Season Letter to President Trump||President Donald Trump||03/19/20|
|ICBA Comment Letter on NEPA||CEQ||03/10/20|
|Comment Letter: USDA Hemp IFR January 29 2020||U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program||01/29/20|
|Reporting of Data on Loans to Small Businesses and Small Farms||FDIC, Fed, OCC||12/16/19|
|ICBA Review Review of Credit Conditions Report from Agricultural Lenders||House Agriculture Committee||Steven J. Handke||12/11/19|
|Review of Credit Conditions—Report from the Farm Credit Administration||House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit||Written Statement||11/19/19|
Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2021) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community banks are celebrating the contributions of America’s local farmers, ranchers and agricultural enterprises during National Ag Day. Community banks understand the essential role agriculture plays in our nation’s health and prosperity and will continue to provide financial services as needed to help support a vibrant local economy.
“American agriculture is the foundation of our country and serves an essential role in supporting our nation’s food supply and bolstering our economy,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Community banks have been serving the agricultural community for more than a century, applying their intrinsic knowledge of local markets and relationship-based lending philosophy to address this sector’s financial needs—in good times and times of hardship when it matters most.”
Community banks provide 80 percent of all financing to agriculture from the banking sector and are often the catalysts for new and expanded business opportunities within their communities. In fact, community banks provide approximately $130 billion in agriculture loans.
National Ag Day was founded 48 years ago to recognize the contributions of farmers in providing Americans with healthy, affordable and abundant food options. ICBA offers the following facts about the agriculture industry:
“Our nation’s community bankers look forward to building on their tradition of service to America’s farmers and ranchers,” said Romero Rainey. “Now more than ever, we are here to support them.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
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