Golden State Farm Credit SWOT
To prepare an SWOT analysis of Golden State Farm Credit and understand their target demographic in order to compare them to their competitors.
- Golden State Farm Credit serves a diverse territory and "extends across a diverse agricultural region
of Butte, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Shasta, Tehama, Trinity and Tulare counties in California."
- They have extensive agricultural experience and knowledge of the market.
- They have the ability of adjusting the loan pricing thanks to a predominately variable loan portfolio, which allows them to have a strong interest rate distributed over their cost of funds.
- More than 50% of their portfolio is made up of "a commodity with annual marketing but an extended production cycle. This creates an
additional risk factor" for their portfolio.
- "The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) legislation will have farreaching effects for most of California. The goal of SGMA is primarily to manage the groundwater resources throughout
California in a way that is sustainable over the long-term."
- Water availability is a major concern in their line of work and continues to be so.
- Groundwater has depleted in many areas of the state and can take years to recover.
- "Continued depletion of ground water supplies due to over-drafting aquifers, land subsidence, seawater intrusion, degraded water quality, and the ability to improve surface
water storage and conveyance systems" is one of the larger issues and a long-term risk.
- "The dairy industry continues
to experience price volatility. While the association anticipates there will be some stress on the dairy portfolio," it would not be significant.
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