ProPartners Financial (PPF) is the largest provider of credit programs for the direct sellers of crop inputs and seed in the United States. With access to strong and stable funding through the Farm Credit System, the highest-rated ag lender in the country, PPF provides solid financing options for agribusinesses selling directly to producers to finance crop input and seed purchases. PPF has operations centers located in St. Paul, Minn., and Bloomington, Ill., and is proud to provide custom, private-label programs to many of the largest retailers in the ag retail space today. Established in 2001, PPF is owned by a network of ten Farm Credit associations.
The Farm Credit System
The Farm Credit System was created by Congress in 1916 with a mission to provide sound, dependable funding for agriculture and rural America. It is regulated by the Farm Credit Administration, an independent agency of the executive branch of the U.S. Government and has over 500,000 member-borrowers and more than 13,000 employees. Four wholesale banks serve the retail association network and the Farm Credit Funding Corporation issues a variety of Consolidated Systemwide Debt Securities to fund the loan portfolio. System assets total over $349 billion.