Central California Food Bank

Farm Credit Grant Helps Central California Food Bank Provide More Fresh Produce

Central California Food Bank moved into a new 145,000 square foot facility in Fresno last summer that nearly tripled their space and allowed the 27-year-old non-profit to greatly expand its efforts to feed the hungry from Madera to Bakersfield.

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Camp Fire

In Response to the Camp Fire, CoBank and Multiple Farm Credit Associations Have Come Together to Give Close to $500,000 in Donations

The contribution will support the Camp Fire disaster relief efforts in Butte County. Chico, CA (12-14-18) – Multiple associations of the Farm Credit System, which has served the nation’s agricultural and rural communities for more than 100 years, have come to the aid of a community in need. Together they have donated nearly $500,000 to help victims of the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest fire in California’s history.

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Cultivate California

Farm Credit Helps Cultivate California Set the Story Straight About Farmers and Ranchers

Kingsburg, CA (10-29-18) - Each year, California produces more food than any other state. But while Californians instinctively like and trust farmers and take pride in the state’s rich agricultural heritage, the public is regularly barraged with accusations that farmers waste water and are poor stewards of the land.

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Carr Fire American Red Cross Army

In Response to the Carr Fire, Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank Have Donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross

Chico, CA (8-24-18) - Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, cooperative banks serving vital industries throughout rural America, have donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help further their efforts to support the residents, in Shasta and Trinity counties, affected by the Carr Fire.

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Carr Fire Salvation Army

In Response to the Carr Fire, Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank Have Donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army

Chico, CA (8-24-18) - Golden State Farm Credit and CoBank, cooperative banks serving vital industries throughout rural America, have donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army to help further their efforts to support the residents, in Shasta and Trinity counties, affected by the Carr Fire.

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Helping FFA Students

Farm Credit Helps FFA Students Achieve Ag Career Goals

Chico, CA (6-5-18) Since 1928, the California FFA has been encouraging high school students to pursue a wide range of careers related to agriculture through hands-on learning and leadership development. And throughout virtually all of FFA’s history, Farm Credit has been a proud supporter of the organization.

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Fresno Grizzlies

For fifth straight year, Farm Credit helps Grizzlies provide fireworks and the Wild About Reading program

Kingsburg (4-16-18) Fans of the Fresno Grizzlies are looking forward to a season of great baseball as the top affiliate of the World Series champion Houston Astros begins Pacific Coast League play – along with a lot of great minor league promotions. One of the team’s most popular promotions is Friday Night Fireworks, held every Friday the team is at home at Chukchansi Park. Farm Credit is proud to once again sponsor five of the fireworks extravaganzas.

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Farm Finance Expo proves popular among farmers exploring options for capital

Chico (3-31-18) A decade ago FarmLink forged a unique approach for farmers and ranchers to gather, discuss, and learn about options for financing. In 2018 we reintroduced the approach with Growing Opportunity: Farm Finance Expo, a day-long event in West Sacramento on March 28. The Expo brought together 62 farmers and 10 lenders along with several partners and speakers.

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2017 Patronage Dividends total $11.4 Million

Golden State Farm Credit 2017 Patronage Dividends total $11.4 Million

Chico, CA (March 29, 2018) – Golden State Farm Credit announces the release of $5.9 million, in Patronage Dividends. This is Golden State Farm Credit’s second release of Patronage Dividends in 2017.

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Center For Land-Based Learning

Farm Credit Helps California Adults, Students Learn More About Agriculture Careers

Chico (3-23-18) - Adults and high school students interested in careers in agriculture will have help reaching their goals thanks to a recent $15,000 donation by Farm Credit to the Center for Land-Based Learning, a non-profit that inspires, educates and cultivates future generations of California farmers and agricultural leaders. Farm Credit donated $10,000 to Land-Based Learning’s California Farm Academy program which offers a seven-month training program for adults interested in becoming farmers, and another $5,000 to the Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability Leadership Program (FARMS), which introduces high school students to college and career opportunities in agriculture, especially in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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