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Firsthand on the Farm

Firsthand on the Farm

Top agricultural loan producers By Judith Sears Agriculture has been a bright spot in a struggling national economy for some years now, and some alert community banks are capitalizing on that vibrancy to amass healthy agricultural lending portfolios. Consider, for example, these three community banks: $75 million-asset First National Bank of Hope, Kan.; $49 million-asset […]

Niche Knowledge

Gary Griffith | The Clay City Banking Co. | Clay City, Ill. Farming expertise powers Gary Griffith’s agricultural lending success By Judith Sears Gary Griffith’s ability to sit down with agricultural customers and analyze their operations is legendary. Raised on a grain and livestock farm in Wayne County, Ill., Griffith, market president and senior agricultural […]