MidAtlantic Farm Credit Announces December Patronage Distribution to Members

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, distributed over $10 million in cash to its stockholder borrowers this month, in addition to over $25.1 million distributed earlier this year.

CEO, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Bob Frazee, CEO

This additional patronage distribution to our members not only shows the financial strength of our association, but our commitment to our communities and agriculture as a whole.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced the additional distribution of over $10.2 million in cash to its members this month. This is in addition to over $25.1 million in cash that was distributed in February and March.

“This additional patronage distribution to our members not only shows the financial strength of our association, but our commitment to our communities and agriculture as a whole,” says Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We are very proud to be a cooperative lender, which enables us to share our success with our customers.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is a part of the nationwide Farm Credit System. Their territory consists of 45 counties throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a cooperative system, Farm Credit associations are able to share a portion of their annual profits with their member-borrowers. Each association determines its total income and expenses at the close of each fiscal year. After all expenses are deducted, the income remaining can be distributed in accordance with the association’s bylaws.

During 2015, MidAtlantic Farm Credit distributed a total of over $35.3 million in cash to its members. For more information about Farm Credit’s cooperative structure and patronage program, please visit mafc.com/patronage-program.php.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 10,600 members and almost $2.4 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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