Despite talk of farm bubble, Farmer Mac woos investors | Reuters

By David Randall

| NEW YORK

NEW YORK Farmer Mac - the farm loan equivalent of its cousins Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - owes its existence to the last time a U.S. farm bubble burst. Now, the company is trying to convince investors it would survive another one.

The market isn't giving the company a vote of confidence yet. Just five years ago, Farmer Mac had to be rescued by its creditors http://themortgagereports.com/14969/usda-loans-home-mortgage after its large positions in Lehman Brothers and Fannie Mae went sour. Now, the revived company must prove to skeptical investors that it can withstand a