AgriBank District Farm Credit Council honors senator during annual gathering in Washington
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 – The AgriBank District Farm Credit Council (ADFCC) presented its 2015 Friend of Farm Credit Award to U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas.
Boozman received the award for his important work promoting the needs of rural communities and agriculture. ADFCC members were in Washington to talk to members of Congress about issues important to farmers and ranchers in the AgriBank District.
“Senator Boozman has been a strong advocate for rural communities and agriculture,” said Tony Wilkie, a farmer from Forrest City, Arkansas, and a member of the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council. “He has worked to champion federal policies that meet the needs of farmers, ranchers and rural communities across the United States. On behalf of Farm Credit members in my home state and across the nation, I want to express our appreciation for the work Senator Boozman does for us and our communities.”
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable and consistent credit today and tomorrow. The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions with the singular mission of providing a reliable source of credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Farm Credit provides more than one-third of the credit needed by those who live and work in rural America — more than $217 billion in loans, leases and related services.
The AgriBank District Farm Credit Council represents Farm Credit farmers and ranchers in a 15-state area from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. About half the nation’s cropland is located within the AgriBank District.