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The Second Farm Credit Hearing: A Recap

Reform Farm Credit recaps the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s oversight hearing of the Farm Credit System on May 19, 2016.

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CT Judge Calls for Federal Investigation of Farm Credit East

The FCS has had its fair share of unauthorized loans and transgressions, but this one takes the cake.

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Farm Credit Conceals Unauthorized Lending

The Farm Credit System (FCS) has a well-documented history of operating out of the bounds of its charter to its advantage. The last time it over-expanded, it held its hand out expectantly, waiting for the Treasury to issue it a $4 billion bailout.

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Study Slams Farm Credit System

Nebraska, the heartland of America, where corn and wheat grow tall and cattle grow fat. An outside observer would think that in Nebraska, of all places, there would be a lot of support for the Farm Credit System (FCS), right? Take another guess.

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Senior Democrat on House Committee on Agriculture Calls Out CoBank

Last month the House Committee on Agriculture grilled the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) on its inability to keep the Farm Credit System (FCS) in check. And word has been getting out.

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Deposits by Any Other Name

Are the Farm Credit Administration and the Farm Credit System taking too much liberty in how they follow their own rules?

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The Farm Credit Hearing: A Recap

Since no one should have to sit through two and a half hours of testimony from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), the Reform Farm Credit team has decided to give a rundown of the committee’s best questions and the FCA’s lackluster responses.

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FCA Regulation Gone Rogue

The Farm Credit Administration is finally getting into the regulation game.

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The Hard Truth Behind Farm Credit’s Tax Breaks

Underneath the mountains of impenetrable data and one-off feel-good stories lies the hard truth about the Farm Credit System’s (FCS) tax breaks.

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Senate puts a leash on Fannie and Freddie regulator

Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) like the Farm Credit System (FCS), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are no strangers to huge federal bailouts. And while Congress has been willing, in the past, to bail them out when they’ve gone too far, Congress isn’t always willing to kowtow whenever Fannie, Freddie or the FCS make demands.

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