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Lending to the Agriculture Sector

Authors discuss an agricultural lending toolkit developed to help commercial banks expand lending to the sector as well facts and figures on how banks in the United States have capitalized on the profitability of production agriculture.

Featured Articles | Lending to the Agriculture Sector

USAID’s Lending to the Agriculture Sector Toolkit |  Contributed by Lawrence Camp, USAID
The Lending to the Agriculture Sector Toolkit is a suite of resources designed to support financial institutions (FIs) in how to explore market potential, design products, and establish marketing and risk management systems needed to succeed in agricultural finance. 

The Financial Health of Banks Lending to U.S. Agriculture | Contributed by Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The author explains why most banks lending to U.S. agriculture have weathered the financial tsunami and the economic recession of the past 4 years. 

Related Materials:

  • Agricultural Lending Toolkit (PDF)
  • Toolkit Training Manual (PDF)
  • Webinar (Listen)
  • Toolkit Presentation (PDF)