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Intent to Merge Information

On April 8, 2021, Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit announced the board of directors of both associations unanimously approved the signing of a letter of intent to merge the two organizations. To read the full press release announcement, including comments from both association's board chairs, click here

Over the next several months, both associations will undertake due diligence to assess the benefits of a merger for stockholders and to finalize the terms of the merger agreement. The merger is subject to the approval of CoBank, both association's funding bank; the Farm Credit Administration, the associations’ regulator; and customer-stockholders. Following the Farm Credit Administration's review, the merger vote will go to customer-stockholders for consideration later this year. Farm Credit East will send customer-stockholders a complete disclosure statement at that time which will articulate the reasons for pursuing the merger and the expected impacts of the merger. This website page aims to bring you the most up-to-date information on the merger process as it becomes available. 

To learn more about Yankee Farm Credit, visit their website at YankeeFarmCredit.com

Letter from the CEO and Board Chair

In early May, CEO Reynolds and Chair Griffen issued a letter to Farm Credit East customers providing an update on the merger process and what it means for customers. Read the letter. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We know there are many questions about what this merger means for customers and what it means for the future of Farm Credit in the Northeast. We have compiled a list of answers to those frequently asked questions here. We will continue to add to this list as more questions arise.