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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Pays $4 Million in Interest Rebates to Customers


Marianna, FL- Imagine instead of finding only bills in your mailbox, discovering a check from your lender.  That is exactly what Farm Credit of Northwest Florida customers recently experienced when their interest rebate checks totaling $4 million were received in April.

"As a cooperative, when Farm Credit returns a portion of our profits to our customers that is one of my favorite times of year,” said Rick Bitner, CEO of Farm Credit of Northwest Florida.” Richard Terry, Chairman of the Board of Directors, added “Our staff gets so many positive comments from new customers when they get their first check and realize just how significant this return can be.  We hear great stories about how customers use their rebate checks for everything from replenishing savings after paying taxes to splurging on something fun for their family!” 

Farm Credit finances rural land and homes along with providing farmers the credit they need to operate.  Farm Credit lenders are rural experts who offer the advice and resources to help people who desire a life in the country to thrive.  For over 100 years, Farm Credit has supported rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Visit Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s website at to learn more.

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, providing financing for agriculture, timber operations and businesses related to farming. Additionally, Farm Credit specializes in lending for rural land and homes, whether for purchases, refinances, improvements or construction. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida serves all 18 counties in the Florida panhandle. For more information about the types of financing available or how Farm Credit shares profits with customers, visit us at