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Farm Credit East recently announced a record patronage distribution based on 2023 earnings.
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Farm Credit Awards Efforts to Develop and Promote Northeast Agriculture

The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program, a joint effort of Farm Credit East and CoBank, recently provided $137,000 in grant funding to 27 organizations to assist their efforts to encourage youth leadership development, support young and beginning farmer initiatives, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and advance northeast agriculture, forestry and commercial fishing. 

February 26, 2024

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Farm Credit East Announces Record Distribution of Patronage Dividends

Farm Credit East, ACA, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced its distribution of $120 million in cash patronage dividends to 12,500 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across the Northeast. In addition, the board approved a special one-time patronage distribution based on 2023’s outstanding financial results, for a total of $130 million of earnings returned to customer-owners. 

February 20, 2024

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Farm Credit East Reports Strong 2022 Financial Results

Farm Credit East reported solid 2022 financial results at its annual meeting held earlier this week. Continued growth in loans coupled with strong earnings allowed Farm Credit East to distribute a record $117 million in patronage dividends to eligible customer-owners based on 2022 earnings. 

March 22, 2023

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Farm Credit East Pays $117 Million in Patronage Dividends

Farm Credit East, ACA, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced its distribution of a record $117 million in cash patronage dividends to 12,250 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across the Northeast. On average, eligible customers received a 1.25% reduction in their effective interest rate as a result of this patronage distribution. 

March 08, 2023

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Farm Credit East Pays $100 Million in Combined Patronage Dividends

Farm Credit East, ACA, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced its distribution of a record $100 million in combined patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across the Northeast.

March 08, 2022

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Telephone:800.562.2235
Email: Kristie.Matuszewski@FarmCreditEast.com