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Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM)

Participants
Stephen Mullery Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Brad Nordholm President and Chief Executive Officer
Zachary Carpenter Chief Business Officer
Jackson Takach Director of Economic and Financial Research
Aparna Ramesh Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gregory Pendy Sidoti & Company
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Farmer Mac Third Quarter 2020 Investor Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Brad Nordholm, President and CEO. ahead. go Please

Brad Nordholm

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Stephen Mullery

Brad. Thanks

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Brad Nordholm

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Zachary Carpenter

Brad. Thanks,

Our the despite headwinds of team the during solid delivered the current environment. quarter, results

and our key loan purchase capabilities focused elements remained as trends opportunities. of continue and strategic with plan market have grow volumes line to forward on up well our We moving

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Brad Nordholm

you would on like Chief Takach, current much provide Jackson Farmer economic to is turn Thank now you our here, an Mac. I conditions. for to and with to Economist credit very update And Jackson. that. going Jackson

Jackson Takach

Thanks, Brad.

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Brad Nordholm

Jackson. Thanks

like call more the would to detail. financial Aparna. turn over in Aparna to to discuss I our results Now,

Aparna Ramesh

everyone. afternoon, Brad you, good and Thank

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Brad Nordholm

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see have So, on to questions now anyone Operator. today. from we if the like any line I would

Operator

are now Speakers, open. your lines

will begin the come instructions] Pendy Our now with will Please from ahead. We go question-and-answer [Operator Greg Sidoti. question session. first today

Gregory Pendy

Just a couple.

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Brad Nordholm

you Jackson the Brad important today, and Greg. color have that joining some is to thanks the loans here. additional will Greg, right Hey, in recognize are not delinquency And on I very it much but for included delinquencies deferred, numbers. give Yes. us deferred now, the

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are excited that. about We

we a pipeline additional deals. solar good do Going have of forward, just comment,

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forward. solar more from we probably And so, expect but opportunities, both going

where So little overall it Jackson, there? a are bit performance, as of can we portfolio color to relates going add back delinquency to trends, you kind of with

Jackson Takach

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good got the into commodity prices end the also have of heading You year.

quarter So, prior prices the commodity of parts elevated fourth are to compared year.

the And volatile quarter is a delinquency there support. of you in But is period. it a lot drop market fourth see rates. highly traditionally So,

We have still got in backdrop. coronavirus the

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Gregory Pendy

a Thanks is That Great. helpful. lot.

Operator

go Investments] [Gary question come ahead. from with next Gordon Please Our Gordon Gary (Ph). will

Unidentified Analyst

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Brad Nordholm

Yes. your That to Very is correct, Gary and hear nice here. Brad voice.

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Unidentified Analyst

Okay, good. Thanks.

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Brad Nordholm

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Aparna Ramesh

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Unidentified Analyst

thanks. Yes,

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Brad Nordholm

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Zachary Carpenter

Yes. Absolutely, Brad.

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Unidentified Analyst

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Operator

question-and-answer conference will any to the conclude our like I Brad would This for turn over Nordholm to session. closing back remarks.

Brad Nordholm

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So thank you.

Operator

The conference today’s for has attending now concluded. Thank you presentation.

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