INDIGO News Volume 20 #1 Fall/Winter 2015-2016
Purdue Agriculture Risk Site-Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture and Indiana Soybean Alliance have combined to produce Farm Risk Resources. .Features of this website include case studies and a risk assessment quiz along with information on land prices, financial outlooks and the 2014 Farm Bill. (Bert Chapman)
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)-Although not a government organization, SWIFT is an international consortium including more than 10,800 financial institutions in over 200 countries and seeks to provide a proprietary communications platform, products. and services enabling customers to exchange financial information securely and reliably. Established in 1973, It is headquartered in Belgium, has offices in other international locations, does not hold funds or manage customer accounts, and does not store financial information on an ongoing basis. This chart describes its traffic for October 2015. The following site lists its international office locations. Publicy accessible materials on its website include annual reports from 2001-present, legal documentation information, and white papers including The Platform for Disruption: How China's FinTech Will Change How the World Thinks About Banking.
Individuals studying international economic sanctions and illicit criminal financial activity such as money laundering need to understand the role played by SWIFT in tracking and countering such activity. References to SWIFT and its activities regularly occur in the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, congressional committee hearings, and Treasury Department information resources. (Bert Chapman).