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Farm Bill Update Meetings Scheduled

Farm Credit Illinois is holding several informational meetings on the recent Farm Bill and how that will affect farmers and crop insurance. Contact your local Farm Credit Regional Office for more information.


Why Farm Credit Serves "Meals in the Field" During Harvest

​Senior Vice President Tom Tracy talks about the "Meals in the Field" program, why Farm Credit Illinois serves meals to winning farm families during harvest and in support of National Farm Safety & Health Week, and why it is significant to the agriculture community.

Farm Credit Names Johnson Executive V.P.

Aaron Johnson, of Latham, has been promoted by Farm Credit Illinois to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.


Farm Credit Board Names Tracy Next C.E.O.

​Thomas Tracy, age 42 of White Heath, was selected as the incoming president and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Illinois by the association’s board of directors. Tracy assumes his new role effective January 1, 2015. He will succeed the current president, David Owens, who is retiring December 31, 2014; Owens served as C.E.O. since July 1, 2007.

Meet Martin Ray Barbre, NCGA President

Martin Ray Barbre, of Carmi, currently serves as Corn Board President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a farmer-led trade association with offices in St. Louis and Washington. A White County farmer for more than three decades, Martin joined NCGA in 1988. He served as president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association in 2005. Martin and his son, Brandon, own and operate Chestin Farms where they grows corn, soybeans, wheat, grain sorghum, and alfalfa.

Farm Credit Awards $9,500 In Community Improvement Grants

4-H clubs and FFA chapters throughout central and southern Illinois will implement valuable improvement projects in their community thanks to grants provided by Farm Credit Illinois.