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Noem Receives Friend of Farm Credit Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2017 – The AgriBank District Farm Credit Council (ADFCC) presented its 2017 Friend of Farm Credit Award to U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota.

Noem received the award for her important work on behalf of rural communities, agriculture and the Farm Credit System. ADFCC members are among more than 600 people in the nation’s capital to take part in Farm Credit Week in Washington. Participants are talking to members of Congress about issues important to farmers and ranchers in AgriBank’s Midwestern District.

Kim Vanneman, a row crop and cattle farmer in Ideal, S.D., and a board member of Farm Credit Services of America, presents the 2017 Friend of Farm Credit Award to U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota.

“The leadership Congresswoman Noem provided through her previous service on the House Committee on Agriculture, and now the Ways and Means Committee, is critical to the well-being of our rural communities and our agricultural producers across the country,” said Kim Vanneman, who owns and operates a diversified farming operation including row crops, small grains, finishing feeder pigs and a commercial beef-cow herd in Ideal, S.D.; and is a director of Farm Credit Services of America. “We especially appreciate her support for strong risk-management programs, strengthening the livestock disaster program and investing in agricultural research.”

Farm Credit also announced the “One Mission. Many Voices.” campaign this week. During the next 18 months, the campaign will use the voices of Farm Credit customers, directors, employees, and others to tell policymakers about the many ways that Farm Credit helps farm families and rural communities across the country. (

Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. Farm Credit has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for a century by providing farmers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information about Farm Credit please visit

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.

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