Press Releases

  • Farm Credit Welcomes House Farm Bill
    May 21, 2024

    Farm Credit appreciates the hard work by Chairman Thompson and others to produce a Farm Bill draft that will benefit farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The Chairman’s effort is an important step toward getting a bipartisan Farm Bill adopted this year. 

  • Small Farm Conference Continues to Provide Needed Education
    May 13, 2024

    Since the beginning of production agriculture, the vast majority of farming operations have consisted of small family farms. That’s true today as well, as these farms comprise nearly 90% of all the farms in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

  • Farm Credit Continued Strong Support of Ag-Related Organizations in 2023
    March 26, 2024

    In 2023, Farm Credit was again the largest provider of credit to U.S. agriculture from coast to coast, but its support for the farming and ranching community went much deeper than that. Because Farm Credit is also committed to the long-term viability of agriculture and rural communities, the farmer-owned cooperative is proud to support nonprofits working to preserve and protect California agriculture.  

  • 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.