Farm Credit Announces February Patronage Distribution to Members

Share Article

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, distributed over $10 million in cash to its member-borrowers this month.

News Image
“We are proud to be able to return our profits to our members again this month,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Our patronage program is a unique benefit of Farm Credit’s cooperative structure that sets us apart from other lenders.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced an extra patronage distribution of nearly $10 million in cash to its members this month.

“We are proud to be able to return our profits to our members again this month,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Our patronage program is a unique benefit of Farm Credit’s cooperative structure that sets us apart from other lenders.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is a part of the national Farm Credit System. Their territory covers portions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Farm Credit is a member-owned cooperative, comprised of associations that 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. Once all expenses are deducted, the net income remaining can be distributed in accordance with the association’s bylaws.

Historically, MidAtlantic Farm Credit has returned patronage twice a year – once in April, which is determined upon the cooperative’s net income and borrower’s usage from the year prior, and again in December, which is based off of the cooperative’s net income and borrower’s usage from previous years. “This additional patronage distribution goes directly to our members, their families, and the communities we serve,” adds Truitt.

In 2019, the MidAtlantic Farm Credit distributed over $40 million in cash to its member-borrowers. To learn more about Farm Credit’s patronage program, please visit mafc.com/about/patronage.

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 approximately 11,700 members and over $2.8 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.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Katie Ward
Visit website