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Celebrate Co-op Month 2010 And Experience the Cooperative Difference with Capital Farm Credit
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 • Posted October 27, 2010

MASON, TEXAS — This month, cooperative members nationwide will celebrate Co-op Month, an event to commemorate the cooperative movement’s history and achievements.

Cooperatives are not-for-profit businesses that provide an effective and viable alternative to more than 130 million members across the United States. They exist to serve their members, meeting the needs of their community that might otherwise not be met.

Capital Farm Credit (CFC) is a customer-owned cooperative, providing financing to rural landowners, country homeowners, agricultural operators and agribusiness firms. As part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the cooperative has been providing competitive loans to farm and ranch owners for 90 years. CFC has over 70 offices throughout Texas, each staffed by experienced lending and appraisal professionals. Honoring the cooperative principle of economic participation, Capital Farm Credit has returned more than $322 million to its customers through its patronage program

Since 1930, Co-op Month has been celebrated annually every October. Each year, the national event provides the opportunity to remember cooperatives’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the cooperative difference. This year’s theme – Local. Trusted. Serving you.

Cooperatives are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant social and economic value in the United States. For more information on the cooperative difference visit For more information about Capital Farm Credit and its cooperative structure please visit or your local credit office at 431 Fort McKavitt in Mason.

™ – underlines the commitment to their communities and trustworthy member service that cooperatives today embody.

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