The AgriBank District Farm Credit Council (ADFCC) presented its 2015 Friend of Farm Credit Award to U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas on July 8 in Washington, D.C.
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.
“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. Wilkie is a Farm Credit Midsouth member.
“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.
In Arkansas, Farm Credit has almost $3 billion in assets and serves more than 10,000 rural Arkansans. The four independent Farm Credit associations in Arkansas are members of the larger, nationwide Farm Credit System. AgHeritage Farm Credit Services serves central Arkansas, Delta, ACA, along with AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, serves the far southeastern section of the state, Farm Credit MidSouth serves eastern Arkansas, and Farm Credit of Western Arkansas serves western counties.