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Crop Insurance Q & A Blog

To help members understand their crop insurance options, the question and answer blog Fielding Your Questions serves as a reference resource. Submit questions and receive a direct response via email from one of FCI's crop insurance experts or read past answers to common questions.


Poll Finds Ag Lenders Helping Producers Restructure Debt As Commodity Prices Remain Top Challenge

A new poll of senior leaders from Midwest Farm Credit lenders shows commodity prices as the greatest challenge facing their customers. Farm Credit lenders are responding to this by providing services to restructure the financial situations of their customers. In addition, in a new AgriThought report, Jerry Lehnertz, senior vice president of Credit at AgriBank, examines the challenging farm economy and how lenders are helping farmers navigate it.

Now Accepting Submissions for 2017 Focus on Farming Calendar

Dig out those great photos you've taken over the last few years, or start snapping away now and submit brand new ones at www.farmcreditIL.com/calendar2017​. We'll be accepting photo submissions from June 6 - August 29, 2016 and posting them on our Facebook page. Be sure and LIKE your favorities.


On The Block

Farm Credit Illinois is maintaining a list of upcoming farmland auctions in the Association's 60-county marketplace. If you have an auction to include, please submit a form at www.farmcreditIL.com/auctioninfo or send a web link of the auction sale bill to info@farmcreditIL.com.


Create an Action Plan to Weather Volatility

FCI is committed to our members through changing economic conditions. As profit margins become tighter, important discussions with individual operations are taking place. Oftentimes these difficult - but crucial - conversations allow members to make adjustments to manage their business and improve their viability.​


How Farmers Effectively Manage Debt with Interest Rate Strategies

As farmers begin to tighten their belt and prepare for the new reality in agriculture, they are monitoring debt by looking for ways to lower their cost of financing.


FCI Stockholder Leadership Opportunities

Have you ever considered serving on Farm Credit's Nominating Committee or Board of Directors? If so, the 2016 nominating committee wants to know. Fill out a candidate interest form to submit your name and information by July 22. Following the deadline, the committee will review potential candidates to present at the Association's 2016 annual meeting. 


Do Monetary Machinations Work? That's the Trillion Dollar Question!

As central banks around the world attempt to jump-start their economies with monetary policy, the amount of sovereign debt increases. Will these unprecedented strategies increase inflation and generate economic growth, or be unsustainable in the long-run?​


Local Foods More Accessible At Urbana’s Market At The Square

Farm Credit Illinois is partnering with Urbana’s Market at the Square to reinstate a program to double the LINK card purchases. This program will not only help local farmers selling their local foods, but will provide farm-fresh foods to those in our community.


Farm Credit Illinois Receives Best-In-Class Rating

Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of employee surveys and consulting, recently recognized Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) as Best-in-Class for employee engagement.​