Sunnyside's Northwest Farm Credit Services office returned nearly half a million dollars back to its customer stockholders, based on their average loan balance for 2004. The average check size was $1,728.
"There are many choices for farmers and ranchers when it comes to financing their operation," said Mandy Minick, manager of the Sunnyside office. "In addition to our ag expertise and dedication to agriculture, our customers receive an extra benefit of doing business with Farm Credit through our interest reduction program.
"We are pleased to return value to our customer stockholders in this way," Minick added of the $465,054 paid out locally.