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Plains Land Bank was created as part of the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 to increase credit for rural family farmers. The act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. Since the beginning, the National Farm Loan Association acted as a cooperative meaning the borrowers also owned shares of the association.

Initially, there was a federal farm loan board, twelve regional farm loan banks and every small community had its own association. Before Plains Land Bank practically every county had a local National Farm Loan Association office. Over time, the associations in our territory came together and formed the Federal Land Bank Association of Amarillo, the Caprock-Plains FLBA and the High Plains FLBA. The associations merged in 1997 and formed Panhandle-Plains Land Bank. In 2015, we simplified our name to Plains Land Bank, but we remain focused on what we do best—helping you own a piece of Texas.

In 2017, Plains Land Bank reached a landmark $603,623 million in assets. We have a new office in Plainview and we have welcomed new employees at all of our branches so we can continue to offer unparalleled customer service as we expand. We are excited to have celebrated 100th Anniversaries of both Farm Credit and Plains Land Bank and we look forward to another 100 years of serving our customers.

President Wilson said, “You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” Plains Land Bank is here to help you live more amply, build your legacy and own a piece of Texas. We know that owning land is the most emotional thing you’ll ever do and we’ll be by your side every step of the way.