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Yesterday we shared 13 of the 26 factors that affect your rate. Today, we’re sharing the other 13! So, here goes: 1. Co-borrowers – will there be other people on the loan, and if so, what does their credit look like? All parties involved in the loan will be used in determining the rate. 2.. Read More »

In our previous post, we shared some of the frequently asked questions to a lender. One of those questions was “what’s your rate?” And the answer was “it depends.” That’s not the answer most people want to hear, but it’s true. There are approximately 26 different factors that goes into quoting rates. We’ll share 13. Read More »

What’s your rate? How much are closing costs? You got questions. We got answers! At Farm Credit, our loan officers meet with hundreds of customers a year who ask those exact questions. So, what’s the answer to those questions you ask? Q: What are your interest rates? A: It depends. This isn’t the answer most. Read More »

On Saturday night, the University of Maryland College of Ag and Natural Resources held its annual alumni and awards banquet…and presented me with the Outstanding Alumnus award. I am truly grateful for all of the support and the opportunities that I’ve had in my life…and I am keenly aware that I have many many people. Read More »

Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit received the University of Maryland Distinguished Alumnus Award. These awards are presented annually to the University of Maryland alumni who have achieved recognition for excellence in their profession or field. Bob was recognized at the Twelfth Annual Alumni Association Awards Gala held on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Visit. Read More »

Farm Credit, a national provider of financing and related services to agriculture and rural America, awarded $420,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to young, beginning, small and minority farmer organizations, agricultural education programs, and other agricultural industry advocates. Farm Credit’s National Contributions Program provides $2 million a year in funding to support the lives. Read More »

The Maryland community will be gathered around their sets tonight to watch the premiere of The Maryland Harvest. This documentary is about Maryland farms and farmers and the chefs who love them. It is hosted by local radio personality Al Spoler and produced by Houpla Inc. In a statement from Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance,. Read More »

Last week we wrapped up our five annual stockholder meetings. I really enjoyed visiting with our membership and talking to them about all the ways Farm Credit has opened doors for many over its more than 95 years. For those that couldn’t make it, I thought I’d share my remarks at the meeting. If you’d. Read More »

This year’s crops for soybeans, corn and peanuts are projected to consume more acreage as compared to last year, according to a press release distributed by the  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Producers of soybeans are planning to drive up the amount of soybean plantings to 590,000 acres, which would be 30,000 acres. Read More »

West Virginia farmers are optimistic about the prospects of a bill that will permit deer farming to join the industry, which is possible by transferring the industry from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture, according to WBOY. Ham, turkey, chicken and beef are part of the farming industry thus venison from. Read More »