AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AMERICA

Letters and Testimonies

Letters to Congress

Title Recipient Date
Committee on Agriculture 06/14/21
U.S. House of Representatives 03/25/21
Senate Agriculture Committee 02/26/21
House Rules Committee 02/25/21
House, Senate Budget Committees 02/24/21
House, Senate Appropriations Committees 02/24/21
02/22/21
House, Senate Appropriations Subcommittees 12/04/20
Rep. Andy Barr 10/08/20
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry 07/28/20

Letters to Regulators

Title Recipient Date
Farm Credit Administration 07/20/21
USDA 04/09/21
OMB 03/18/21
USDA, OMB 02/24/21
USDA 10/08/20
Governors 03/24/20
President Donald Trump 03/19/20
CEQ 03/10/20
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program 01/29/20
FDIC, Fed, OCC 12/16/19

Testimony

Title Committee Presenter Date
House Agriculture Committee Steven J. Handke 12/11/19
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Written Statement 11/19/19

Ag News

Farm Credit System loan volume jumps 10%

The Farm Credit Administration released its quarterly report on the ag economy and the performance of the Farm Credit System, whose growth is largely generated by tax free ag real estate lending.

Numbers: Gross loan volume has increased to $321 billion—a jump of 10 percent over a year ago—while total FCS assets exceed $400 billion.

Grassroots: ICBA is encouraging community bankers to urge Congress to support the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America (ECORA) Act (H.R. 1977), which would exempt from taxation interest income on farm real estate and rural mortgage loans.

Contact Congress now.