As a farmer-owned cooperative, we know that a little extra capital can make a big difference in your operation – paying for new equipment, initial operating costs for the upcoming season, payroll and more.
So, in the Spring of 2019, we will return $146 million – the largest amount we've ever distributed – to Patronage-eligible customers through our Patronage program.
The way we see it, the hard work and resilience of our customer-owners contributed to our success in 2018. Patronage allows us to give back a portion of what we earn directly to those who deserve it most.
Our mission is to strengthen rural America's farmers and agriculture, and to that end, Patronage is one benefit of belonging to our cooperative. It means that Farm Credit Mid-America is in a strong position to provide sound credit through good and challenging times, now and in the future. In fact, over the last three years, we've distributed a total of $262 million to our customers-owners through Patronage.
For more information about the Patronage program click here for the guidelines for the Patronage program.
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