Northwest Farm Credit Services opens branch, regional agricultural center in Pasco

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The inspiration behind the design of a new two-story building in Pasco came from agriculture.

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ new Pasco branch and regional agricultural center at 9915 St. Thomas Drive features panels representing fields and the site layout is indicative of irrigation circles.

The 24,500-square-foot new building features insulated metal siding, masonry, metal and thermoplastic olefin, or TPO, roofing. Its cost was about $7.5 million, including the land.

Northwest Farm Credit Services said the building, just off Interstate 182 in the Broadmoor area, will allow the business to enhance its services to the growing agricultural community in central and southeast Washington and northeast Oregon.

“Agriculture represents a significant portion of the economy in the region; we support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services,” the company said in a statement.

Northwest Farm Credit Services offers lending, crop insurance, appraisal, state leadership, and training and development services.

The building was completed Nov. 27.

Yost Gallagher Construction of Spokane was the general contractor.

Architects West of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was the designer. AHBL Engineering of Pasco also was involved in the project.

Northwest Farm Credit Services is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. It is a member of the Farm Credit System and provides equipment financing, appraisal services and crop insurance programs.

Northwest Farm Credit Services is part of the more than 100-year-old Farm Credit System – the leading provider of credit to American agriculture. It serves customers through 45 branch offices throughout the Northwest and its corporate headquarters in Spokane.

For more information, call the branch at 509-542-3730.