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House Farm Bill Demands More Farm Credit Accountability

It’s too often that the Farm Credit System (FCS) and its constituent banks and associations get away with skirting the law either by taking depositslending to bail out foreign companies or lending to companies building “server farms.” The list could go on and on.

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Farm Credit’s Top Farm Bill Concern? Compensation

Every five years the federal government reviews its national agricultural policy and updates it through a piece of legislation called the Farm Bill. Continue Reading

Farm Credit Sets Itself up for Disaster

Leave it to the Farm Credit System (FCS) and its defenders to make the same mistake over again – and now the deferral of principal payments is back. Continue Reading

Is Another Farm Credit Crisis Ahead?

In the 1980s the Farm Credit System (FCS) needed a taxpayer-funded rescue of $4 billion. Lawmakers saw that the FCS couldn’t continue Continue Reading

Congress could fix some of Farm Credit’s most egregious issues.

Every five years, Congress makes sure that agricultural policy stays fresh by developing a piece of legislation called the Farm Bill. Continue Reading

Farm Credit Insurance Corp. Lowers Premiums Despite Growing Debt

Like any insurance corporation, the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (FCSIC) is there to protect Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions, Continue Reading

Reform Farm Credit 2017 Year in Review

Happy New Year! Reform Farm Credit (RFC) has been hard at work for three years, making sure that the Farm Credit System (FCS) follows the rules, Continue Reading

Farm Credit Deposits Are Unlawful, Uninsured and At Risk

Before and after its bailout in the 1980s, the Farm Credit System’s (FCS) M.O. has been to expand its activities beyond what Congress has authorized. Continue Reading

Farm Credit’s Unfair Edge on Appraising Creates Conflicts of Interest

The details are everything. One gritty detail, often overlooked, is that Farm Credit is allowed to have in-house appraisers Continue Reading

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