FCS: Betting the Farm

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From its humble start as a program aimed to help small farmers and ranchers to a large and unwieldy government-backed program that has spiraled out of control, the Farm Credit System has 100 years of checkered history. From wineries to golf courses to telecom acquisition deals, Farm Credit hardly resembles the organization originally established by Congress a century ago. Let’s trace the winding path of the FCS as it drifted away from the farmers it was originally meant to serve.

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From wineries & golf courses to telecom deals, @farmcredit is an unwieldy gov’t-backed program w/ a checkered history.

Reform Farm Credit infographic