Agriculture may not be a growth industry for thousands of rural banks- but someone forgot to tell the executives at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Central California.

While most of its peers are holding the line or even reducing their reliance on agricultural lending, the Lodi-based bank has more than doubled its loan portfolio since 1993, to $69 million.

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