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Program explores risks and opportunities facing agricultural producers

An episode of American Farmer featuring FCS Financial, other Farm Credit Associations and AgriBank will debut at 7:30 a.m. Central time on Oct. 28 on RFD-TV.

This episode of American Farmer will highlight key challenges and opportunities in today's agricultural marketplace as well as educate audiences on the cost-effective and innovative financial products and services FCS Financial provides to farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses to help them manage risk and succeed financially.

“FCS Financial is a cooperative that provides loan products and risk management services for rural Missourians through a team of experts who not only understand finance but Missouri agriculture,” says David Janish, CEO, FCS Financial. “We are dedicated to growing relationships with our members and creating opportunities that will help them prosper today and in the future.”

"We encourage farmers, ranchers and others to watch the program and learn about the solutions Farm Credit offers to help them succeed in the increasingly volatile global economy," says Bill York, CEO, AgriBank. "Together with our affiliated Farm Credit Associations, we're thrilled with this opportunity to participate in the American Farmer series and share 100 years of Farm Credit expertise with rural America."

The program will be rebroadcast at 7:30 a.m. Central time Nov. 18 on RFD-TV and future dates to be announced on RFD-TV, RURAL-TV and FamilyNet. The program is also posted on YouTube.
FCS Financial is a cooperative lending institution that serves 102 counties in Missouri and is a member of the Farm Credit System in the AgriBank district.

AgriBank is the funding bank for 17 retail Farm Credit Associations that lend to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout 15 Midwestern states. Five of those Associations—AgStar Financial Services, FCS Financial, Farm Credit Services of Mandan, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and United FCS—collaborated on the American Farmer program.

About FCS Financial
FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The System is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions and the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States. With more than $3 billion in total assets, FCS Financial provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses in Missouri. For more information, visit

About AgriBank
AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, with more than $85 billion in total assets. Under the Farm Credit System's cooperative structure, AgriBank is owned by 17 affiliated Farm Credit Associations. The AgriBank District covers America's Midwest, a 15-state area stretching from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. More than half of the nation's cropland is located within the AgriBank District, providing the Bank and its Association owners with exceptional expertise in production agriculture. For more information, visit

About American Farmer
American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, our producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country.
American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30am ET on RFD-TV as well as Tuesdays at 12:30pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm ET on FamilyNet.
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