Banks crank up farm credit in six months

Experts suggest forming Agricultural Price Commission to protect farmers’ interests

SIDDIQUE ISLAM | Published: January 31, 2021 08:52:52 | Updated: January 31, 2021 17:16:44 Farm credit disbursement grew by nearly 12 per cent in the first-half of the current fiscal year, driven by seasonal demand for such loans, officials say. Banks released agricultural credit worth Tk 120.78 billion in the July-December of FY ’21, up […]

Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit – Center for American Progress

Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit

Introduction and summary The agricultural sector is heading toward a climate reckoning. Policy experts are beginning to uncover the true scale of climate risk to the financial sector, and agricultural lenders are not immune. Extreme weather events such as the August 2020 derecho—whose 700-mile trail of destruction cut through Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, with winds […]

Good crops, good credit: How a Washington land trust sustains farmland | Greenbiz

A railroad bridge over the Skykomish River in Washington state.

Dale Reiner’s family has farmed the 260-acre Reiner Farm in Monroe, Washington, for generations. The farm’s rich agricultural soils have produced hay, diversified vegetables and berries, beef and Christmas trees over the past century. The land today is used to grow corn, hay and silage. Reiner had reached retirement age, and wanted his land to […]