Stockholders of Northwest Farm Credit Services (NWFCS) and Farm Credit West overwhelmingly approved a merger of their associations. The new association, AgWest Farm Credit, will serve more than 22,000 customers throughout seven western states. The merger was effective January 1, 2023.
The new association will be led by past Farm Credit West President and CEO Mark Littlefield and a management team from both legacy associations.
“This is a merger of two very successful, financially strong Farm Credit associations across the West who have partnered together for many years,” Littlefield said. “Merging allows us to bring the best of each association together to form an even more effective cooperative and offer increased value to our members.”
Headquarters of the new association will be in Spokane, Washington, with regional operating centers across the West. AgWest will serve producers, agribusinesses and related industries in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, Arizona and California, providing financing and insurance services. A new website — www.AgWestFC.com — is scheduled to launch on Friday, January 13, 2023.