Press Releases

  • Farm Credit Provided Nearly $900,000 to California Non-Profits in 2021
    March 21, 2022

    Farm Credit organizations serving California’s farmers and ranchers contributed $870,000 during 2021 to nonprofit organizations working to support the industry, preserve agriculture, and raise awareness of the importance of agriculture.

  • Farm Credit helps give veterans what they love, free tacos!
    February 25, 2022

    Veterans love tacos. At least veterans at California State University, Fresno, love tacos. Especially when they’re free.

     That’s what Eliza Hernandez, the president of the university’s Student Veteran Organization, attributed the larger-than-usual attendance for the annual veterans’ tailgate, which has been sponsored by Farm Credit since 2018.

  • 2022 Patronage Press Release
    January 19, 2022

    Fresno Madera Farm Credit announced today they will be distributing $14.1 million in cash patronage to their member borrowers in March 2022. 

    The amount of the distribution represents an all-time high which Board Chairman Jeff Jue attributes to the overall financial strength of the company as well as strong overall growth experienced over the past year. 

  • Cultivate California Educates Residents about Farms Need for Water
    October 11, 2021

    California is in the middle of one of its worst droughts on record. The federal government reports that showed that nearly half of the state – including the entire Central Valley – is in an exceptional drought as of mid-October. Overall, 2021 has been the ninth driest year in California since accurate records began being kept 127 years ago. Shasta Lake, the state’s largest reservoir, is at 23% of capacity and Lake Oroville, the second-largest reservoir, is at 22% of capacity.

  • Center for Land-Based Learning Farm Academy
    September 30, 2021

    Since 2013, the Center for Land-Based Learning in Woodland has offered Beginning Farmer Training through its California Farm Academy. The intensive seven-month program combines lectures by farmers and agricultural professionals, hands-on field experience, and farm visits to expose students to topics critical for a future in farming. The program went virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions and this year it was canceled. In its place is a new Explorer Course, which ran for just six weeks when launched this spring.