Date: 5/19/2011
Source: Federal Farm Credit Banks
Author: PR Newswire

Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation and Incapital to Launch Retail Bond Program

The Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation and Incapital LLC today announced the launch of Farm Credit Retail Bonds, a program that will offer these bonds to individual investors.

Farm Credit Retail Bonds are a type of Consolidated Systemwide Bonds issued by the Banks of the Farm Credit System that will be issued in denominations of $1,000 for fixed rate bonds and $100,000 for floating rate bonds with maturities ranging from 1 to 30 years. The Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation is issuing the unsecured bonds as agent for the Banks of the Farm Credit System.

Incapital will serve as the purchasing agent and lead dealer for Farm Credit Retail Bonds. The Farm Credit Retail Bonds will initially be distributed through approximately 27 additional dealers.

Before investing in Farm Credit Retail Bonds, investors should read the Federal Farm Credit Banks Consolidated Systemwide Bonds and Discount Notes Offering Circular and the Offering Circular Supplement for Farm Credit Retail Bonds. Investors may obtain these documents by visiting the Funding Corporation’s website at or Incapital’s website at

About The Farm Credit System: The Farm Credit System is a federally chartered network of borrower-owned lending institutions and related service organizations. The System specializes in providing financing and related services to borrowers in the agricultural and rural sectors through the five System Banks and more than 80 affiliated Associations. Unlike commercial banks, the Banks and Associations are not authorized to accept deposits and they principally obtain their funds through the Banks’ issuance of Consolidated Systemwide Bonds and Discount Notes.

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