Press Releases

  • Fresno Madera Farm Credit Announces Record Patronage Distribution Amidst Challenging Year for Agriculture
    January 10, 2024

    In a year marked by significant challenges for many growers, including high input costs, softer pricing for many commodities, and a myriad of harvest challenges, Fresno Madera Farm Credit (FMFC) is proud to announce a record distribution of $19.4 million in cash patronage to its member borrowers. This year's distribution represents 1.00% of each member's average daily borrowing for 2023 and reflects the board's understanding of the current economic landscape and its commitment to supporting members when they need it most. 

  • Fresno Madera Farm Credit and CoBank Announce $30,000 Donation to Central California Food Bank
    September 25, 2023

    Fresno Madera Farm Credit and CoBank have jointly announced a $30,000 donation to Central California Food Bank’s Feeding Families Fund Drive. The donation will provide over 180,000 meals to rural residents of Central California, many of whom have limited access to full-service grocery stores and have been severely impacted by the rising cost of food. 

  • FARMS Advanced career day at Fresno Madera Farm Credit was a big hit
    August 10, 2023

    If the FARMS Advanced group that participated in a career day at Fresno Madera Farm Credit is indicative of the quality of high school students in the program, the future of California agriculture is in good hands.

  • FARMS Program Continues to Nurture Next Generation of California Farmers
    August 09, 2023

    Thirty years ago, a Yolo County walnut farmer named Craig McNamara thought it would be a good idea to invite city kids to a farm and educate them about where their food comes from. To that end, the Winters farmer helped found the FARMS Leadership Program, which today is a key component of the programs offered by the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL).

  • Ag Youth Groups Recognized for Outstanding Community Contributions at 2023 Spring Member Appreciation BBQ
    June 28, 2023

    Fresno Madera Farm Credit’s spring member appreciation BBQ held on June 23, at Holland Park West, recognized and celebrated agricultural producers from across Fresno and Madera counties as well as the exceptional ag youth groups serving the local communities. 

  • California Fresh Fruit Association Advocates for Growers
    June 27, 2023

    Every summer, people around the country enjoy luscious fruits like apricots, table grapes, kiwis, peaches and plums. And since California is the nation’s largest producer of each of these commodities, there’s a good chance those fruits were grown right here in the Golden State.

  • Common Threads Honors 13 Women in Agriculture for Their Service
    April 19, 2023

    Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    That is the core of Common Threads, an awards program that recognizes women in agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley and Northern California for their service to agriculture and to their communities.  

  • California FFA’s Increased Diversity Bodes Well for Future of Agriculture
    April 04, 2023

    Roberto Lopez, a senior at Oakdale High School in Stanislaus County, is a strong believer in the value of FFA. Lopez is the president of both the school’s FFA Chapter and the organization’s central region, encompassing the area between Yolo and Merced counties.