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Agriculture

1st Farm Credit Service reports solid results in 2012

NORMAL — Prepared for a versatile agricultural economy, 1st Farm Credit Services ended 2012 in a strong position, having growth in income, capital, assets and crop insurance acres insured.

The Normal-based cooperative reports reaching $94.3 million in net income, more than $752,1 million in total member equity and surpassed $4.8 billion in year endowned and managed assets.

The association’s financial results for the year were recently released in the 2012 Annual Report. More than 10,000 Illinois farmers and agribusinesses in the northern 42 counties of the state rely on the financial services provided by 1st Farm Credit Services.

The cooperative also returned $8.4 million in profits to clients in the form of patronage. During the past seven years, a total of $38.4 million has been returned to patronage-eligible clients as part of the program.

The full annual report can be viewed online at www.1stfarmcredit.com.

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