Association News: Blog

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    Nine Tips for Buying Rural Property

    You’ve found your dream property in the perfect rural setting. Before you run out and make an offer, make sure you consider these tips to improve your buying experience as you realize your rural dreams. Location Regardless of where you buy, real estate has always been about location, location...
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    Financing a Rural Property

    When looking for land in the country, all buyers inevitably have the same question: how am I going to pay for this property? For some buyers it is their first time buying land, and they soon find that the process is very different than buying a house in a subdivision. Rural homes with acreage have...
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    Why Patronage? Making a Difference in Agriculture.

    We recently announced that we have another record-breaking patronage refund for our customer-owners. We were able to reduce interest costs for our borrowers by approximately 2.76% by returning profits. Farm Credit is unique in that it follows a cooperative model and distributes its profits to our...
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    Patronage Refunds—The Cooperative Difference

    Being able to share profits with our customers through patronage is something we get excited about. Most businesses don’t do this, but when you borrow from Farm Credit, you become a customer-owner, and therefore, are entitled to profits of the Association as declared by fellow farmers that are...
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    It’s Your Lucky Day! Another Record-Breaking Patronage Refund

    Get excited! Patronage distribution day is right around the corner, it’s almost your lucky day as we distribute a record-breaking patronage! This year we are handing out $31 Million of our profits to you, our customer-owners. “For the second year in a row, we are able to deliver a record patronage...
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    What Snow Means to a Farm Family

    When a snowflake shows up big and bold on the weather station for North Carolina, it’s a big deal for this southern state. It also means a few things. It typically means milk and bread fly off the shelves of the grocery store. Schools and businesses close. Folks make sure generators are on standby...
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