ST. PAUL, Minn., November 22, 2023 – The AgriBank District Farm Credit Council (ADFCC) has presented its 2023 Friend of Farm Credit Award to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Stabenow, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, received the award for her distinguished leadership in Congress to ensure that agriculture and rural communities across the country can continue to thrive.
“It goes without saying that Chairwoman Stabenow has been a leading voice for farmers, ranchers, and rural America, and for that we owe a debt of gratitude,” said Jed Welder, a farmer from Montcalm County, Mich., and GreenStone Farm Credit Services board representative on the ADFCC. “We also are grateful for the strong, steadfast support she has demonstrated for the Farm Credit mission. She is leaving a legacy that agriculture and rural America will benefit from well into the future. We are honored to celebrate her as an AgriBank District Farm Credit Council Friend of Farm Credit and a friend of agriculture and rural America.”
“It is an honor to receive the AgriBank District Farm Credit 2023 Friend of Farm Credit Award,” Chairwoman Stabenow said. “I have three goals for the Farm Bill: keep farmers farming, keep families fed, and keep rural communities strong. Access to credit through lenders like the Farm Credit System is so important to achieving all three.”
GreenStone Farm Credit Services is one of the local Farm Credit Associations that comprise the AgriBank District along with AgriBank. The ADFCC 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.
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information, visit www.farmcredit.com.
John Share, AgriBank
(651) 282-8634 or John.Share@AgriBank.com
Jay Tilton, Senate Agriculture Committee