posted on January 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM
An Iowa man who sold goats and farm equipment that had been pledged as loan collateral has been sentenced to five years of probation.
posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:42 AM
The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM
With the clock running down on Greece's chances of avoiding a painful exit from the euro, the country got a temporary lifeline Friday to help it cope with a bank deposit drain and turned its hopes to a European leaders' summit next week..
posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit Florida on Friday to discuss a United States Department of Agriculture pilot loan program that could help tens of thousands of rural homeowners in 19 states.
posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM
USDA's stepped-up efforts to get farmers to file electronically for Loan Deficiency Payments has been so successful that the volume of LDP requests arriving by computer has overwhelmed the system.
posted on November 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM
Agricultural credit cooperatives, China's main source of rural financing, issued 193.3 billion yuan (U.S.-$23.4 billion) in new farm loans in the first nine months of the year, up 27.8 percent from the same period a year ago, the government says.
posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM
Since its enactment under the 1985 farm law, the LDP or Loan Deficiency Payment has been a critical part of harvest-time marketing strategy.
posted on August 13, 2004 at 8:08 PM
Netherland-based Rabobank and Farm Credit Services of America agree to buyout. Stockholder and industry reactions are mixed.