This 2019 public comment identifies steps that a federal regulatory agency can take to help build the capacity of The Farm Credit System to deploy its financial savvy to all rural, exurban, suburban and urban communities in the U.S.

Planning for the HNA Networks launch accelerated in the spring of 2019 after Bob Heuer submitted this public comment to the federal regulatory agency Farm Credit Administration. Heuer consulted for many years for Farm Credit Council. Here he draws on the expertise of associates John Rademacher and Kevin McCullough in outlining steps that the Farm Credit System should be taking to improve its delivery of financial services to all communities.  

The Farm Credit System: Can Agriculture’s GSE overcome a history of missed opportunities and fulfill its mission from Congress?