Public Policy

Farm Credit East is involved in a number of public policy issues that impact our ability to serve our customer-owners and carry out our public policy mission.

Supporting agriculture, commercial fishing, forest products and rural communities

Our policy role varies on each issue, from grassroots actions and coalition building to issue advocacy. Our activities include:

  • Meetings with national and state legislators
  • Letter-writing campaigns to policymakers
  • Coalition group participation
  • Testimony at hearings
  • Economic analysis reports

How we work

We coordinate information with general farm organizations and cooperatives to support issues, such as:

  • Farm Bill provisions supported by Northeast farm organizations
  • Workable policies to allow agricultural guest workers and immigration reform
  • Budget proposals that strengthen agriculture's competitive position
  • Regulatory reforms to reduce our costs and allow us to serve the emerging needs of our members
  • Support for Farm Credit's role in financing agriculture, farm-related businesses and other rural homeowners and businesses
  • Inclusion of agriculture and Farm Credit in economic development programs at the state level
  • Fair implementation of various regulatory rules

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