Plains Land Bank Press Releases

Press releases are not just for the media. They contain vital information that keeps our members in the loop about significant changes in our association.

On this page, you will find our latest press releases, so you don’t miss out on key updates. For example, learn how we keep our local branches operating safely during COVID-19 or find out more about a specific topic of interest. 

You’ll also learn about stockholder election results, the bank’s financial performance, patronage reports, and details about our scholarship program.

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  • Our 2016 Farm Credit Young Leaders Program

    Young Leader award winner

    AMARILLO, Texas — Justin and Lacee Freeman of White Deer, Texas, recently saw firsthand how Farm Credit's cooperative structure and unique funding mechanism enable it to help rural communities and agriculture thrive. The Freemans, member-borrowers of Plains Land Bank, were among 22 agricultural producers who attended the 2016 Farm Credit Young Leaders Program in New York City and Washington, D.C.

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  • Plains Land Bank Distributes $6.75 Million in Cash to Customers

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    Plains Land Bank will distribute $6.75 million of its 2015 earnings to borrowers in early April. Over the past 12 years, Plains Land Bank has returned an average of 23 cents of every dollar that borrowers have paid in interest in the form of patronage checks at stockholders meetings.

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  • Stockholders Re-Elect Directors

    Board members

    At Regional Stockholder meetings held April 5 and 7, stockholders re-elected Don R. James, Dennis Babcock and Tim Stedje.

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  • Scholarship Recipients for 2015-2016

    Scholarship winners

    Now in its eighth year, the Plains Land Bank scholarship program at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) once again identified four outstanding individuals as scholarship recipients. Students were recognized at the WTAMU Ag Day celebration September 11.

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  • Plains Land Bank Stockholder Participates in 10th Annual Farm Credit Young Leaders Program

    Young Leaders award winner

    Steven Ebeling of Plainview, Texas, recently got an inside look at how Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Ebeling, a member-borrower of Plains Land Bank, was among 25 young agricultural producers who attended the 2015 Farm Credit Young Leaders Program.

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  • Members Hear Good News at 2015 Regional Stockholder Meetings

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    This year's regional stockholder meetings, held March 31 and April 2, were marked by positive comments and reports of record-setting financial results, presented by Panhandle-Plains Board Chairman Randy Darnell and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Lloyd.

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  • Hoppers Selected for National Cotton Council Award

    father and son farmers in field

    Petersburg farmer Ronnie Hopper and his son, R.N. Hopper, are among recipients of the 2015 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards. The Hoppers were honored at a breakfast last week at the Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, coordinated by the National Cotton Council.

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  • Scholarship Recipients for 2014-2015

    Scholarship winners

    The Ag Day Celebration is a special event for West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon. Held September 5th, one highlight is recognition of scholarship winners for the year. Panhandle-Plains Land Bank awards 4-$1,000 scholarships to Junior or Senior students each year; this is the 7th year that the association has awarded scholarships. Recipients are chosen by a committee from within the WTAMU Foundation. Criterion for the scholarship includes students with degree plans from within the College of Agriculture, and who graduated from high school in the association's service territory.

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  • Panhandle-Plains Land Bank Stockholder Participates in Farm Credit Young Leaders Program

    wieck young leader award winner

    Panhandle-Plains Land Bank member Ryan Wieck, left, celebrates the completion of the 2014 Farm Credit Young Leaders Program with Jimmy Dodson, chairman of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas Board of Directors, at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

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  • The Ag Banking Online App is Now Available for Your Smartphone or Tablet

    Ag Banking Online App in Apple Store

    We are pleased to announce that the Ag Banking Online App is now available for your smartphone or tablet. It is available to download for the Apple (App Store) or the Android (Play Store). The App User Guide is available from our Ag Banking Online Documents page.

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  • Area Students Recognized for 2013 - 2014

    Scholarship Award winners

    Four students at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) received the association’s annual scholarships for 2013-2014. This is the sixth year of the scholarship program which recognizes upper class students from the panhandle and south plains with a $1,000 award. Students are chosen by the WTAMU Foundation with priority given to area students studying some facet of agriculture.

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