COMMON GROUND BLOG

Find trends and outlooks, education and more on financing rural America from Farm Credit Services of America.

More Content

Celebrate National Cooperative Month

While National Cooperative Month comes around every October, producers like Matt and Jo of Hay Springs, Nebraska understand that the value of cooperative is year-round.

When you own part of cooperative like FCSAmerica, Matt says, “you know that they’re all working to help you succeed.”



At FCSAmerica, we are committed to using our financial strength to remain a dependable and reliable lender in both good and tough times. We also are committed to sharing our successes by returning a portion of our annual profits to our customer-owners to directly benefit them and their rural communities. Since 2004, FCSAmerica has distributed $1.3 billion in cash-back dividends.

Our cooperative model benefits producers and rural America in other important ways. The Board of Directors is passionate about FCSAmerica’s role in supporting rural organizations and programs through grants. In 2016, the last full year for which figures are available, FCSAmerica contributed more than $3 million to projects and initiatives that positively impacted agriculture. The cooperative also stays politically connected, advocating at the federal, state and local levels on behalf of producers. These are just some of the benefits that come with ownership in our cooperative.  

But even producers who aren’t customer-owners gain from our business model. FCSAmerica’s existence fosters competitiveness, with lenders working hard to provide farmers and ranchers in our four states with attractive interest rates and quality service.

We thank our customer-owners for choosing FCSAmerica as their lender and look forward to many years of celebrating our cooperative business model.

COMMENTS

Load more comments
Your comment has been received and is being reviewed.
avatar

Comments are moderated and reviewed before they are posted on the site. View our terms of use.

YOU MIGHT BE
INTERESTED IN

Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Agriculture is Like No Other Business, Which is Why FCSAmerica is Like No Other Lender

A message from Mark Jensen, our president and CEO, on our 2018 financial results and our mission to serve agriculture through every cycle.

Nov 15, 2013 | From the Farm

Meet Gerry, Part Owner of a $20 Billion Business

My customer proudly tells people that he’s part owner of a $20 billion company.

Oct 21, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica – a Co-op Model Worth Celebrating

As a cooperative whose sole mission is to serve agriculture, FCSAmerica is focused on the success of producers.

Ready to Talk?

Contact us if you have questions or need more information. Fill out the form, or connect with your local office using the Office Locator.

FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.