2020 Spring Patronage Distribution
Farm Credit announced the distribution of $17 million in cash to its members this month. This is in addition to the more than $10 million that the Association distributed in February.
“During these uncertain times in our industry, I am even more proud of our cooperative structure that allows us to share our profits with our borrowers,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of Horizon Farm Credit. “This spring patronage distribution, in addition to the record-breaking $40 million distributed in 2019, is a testament to the financial strength of our Association, which is crucial to our membership as we help them navigate the various challenges they are facing as a result of this pandemic.”
Horizon Farm Credit, part of the national Farm Credit System, serves customers in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a cooperative, associations within the System can share a portion of their annual profits with their borrower-members.
Each association calculates its total income and expenses at the close of each year. The net income remaining, once all expenses are deducted, can then be distributed in accordance with the association’s bylaws.