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OPPOSITION TO THE FARM CREDIT SYSTEM

Eliminate FCS Tax Subsidies

ICBA Priority Policy Resolution: Stopping the Farm Credit System

ICBA to Treasury:  Do Not Renew $10 Billion LOC for FCS

Opposition to FCA Allowing CoBank Loan to Verizon

Support of ‘Say on Pay' for FCS Institutions

Opposition to FCS/FCA ‘Secret’ Public Meetings

Opposing FCS Expanded Powers Grab

Anti-FCS Banker Testimonies

Previous FCS Proposals

CoBank Lending Proposal (LLCs)

Ag Lender Track Presentations from the 2014 ICBA National Convention & Techworld

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Date Title Publication
     
11/21/2014 Farm Credit Regulator: FCS Serves Ag Customers When Banks Don’t NewsWatch Today
     
11/20/2014 ICBA Again Challenges Farm Credit Administration on Non-Farm Investments NewsWatch Today
     
11/19/2014 FCS Association Admits its Financial Statements are Unreliable NewsWatch Today
     
11/18/2014 Follow Up Letter on FCA Memorandum Titled “Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of Farm Credit AdministrationRegulations” Letter to Regulators
     
11/18/2014 Treasury Responds to ICBA Letter on FCS Line of Credit NewsWatch Today
     
10/31/2014 FCA Letter in Response to 10/20/14 ICBA Letter FCA Letter to ICBA
     
10/28/2014 CFPB Posts List of Rural, Underserved Counties for 2015 NewsWatch Today
     
10/24/2014 ICBA to Farm Credit: Withdraw Proposed Farm Credit System Expansion NewsWatch Today
     
10/23/2014 FCA Proposal to Amend Current Regulations Governing Investments Held by Farm Credit Banks and Associations Letter to Regulators
     
10/23/2014 ICBA Asks Farm Credit to Reissue Lending Memo NewsWatch Today
     
10/22/2014 Weigh In to Stop Farm Credit System Expansion NewsWatch Today
     
10/21/2014 Weigh In to Stop Farm Credit System Expansion NewsWatch Today
     
10/20/2014 Survey: Rural Economy Lowest in Four Years NewsWatch Today
     
10/20/2014 FCA Memorandum Titled “Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of Farm Credit AdministrationRegulations” Letter to Regulators
     
10/10/2014 FCS, CoBank May Seek Congressional Funds for New Investment Fund NewsWatch Today
     
10/08/2014 USDA Expanding Microloan Eligibility, Lending Limits NewsWatch Today
     
10/01/2014 Farm Bill Decision-Making Tools and Signup Dates Available NewsWatch Today
     
09/23/2014 Obama Nominates Tonsager for Farm Credit Administration NewsWatch Today
     
09/19/2014 ICBA Urges Treasury Not to Renew $10B Farm Credit Line NewsWatch Today
     
09/17/2014 ICBA Urges Treasury Not to Renew $10 Billion Credit Line for Farm Credit System NewsWatch Today
     
09/10/2014 GAO Recommends Congress Reduce Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies NewsWatch Today
     
09/09/2014 Farm Credit Seeking to Implement Non-Farm Investment Proposal NewsWatch Today
     
07/31/2014 USDA Announces Supplemental Insurance Program for New Farm Bill NewsWatch Today
     
07/03/2014 ICBA: Study Shows Community Banks Play Key Role in Ag Lending NewsWatch Today
     
07/03/2014 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance Hearing Next Week NewsWatch Today
     
07/02/2014 ICBA: Study Finds Commercial Banks Meeting Needs of Ag Borrowers News Release
     
06/25/2014 ICBA: Credit Availability in Rural America Plentiful News Release
     
06/25/2014 Credit Availability in Rural America Testimony
     
06/09/2014 Industry Letter Opposing Amendments to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that Would Harm the Farm Bill or Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/30/2014 Support of ‘Say on Pay' for FCS Institutions Letter to Regulators
     
04/14/2014 Community Banks Keep Rural America Growing News Release
     
03/12/2014 Support for the CFPB Rural Designation Petition and Correction Act (H.R. 2672) Letter to Congress
     
03/05/2014 Connect America Fund Industry Letter to Regulators
     
03/04/2014 Farm and Rural Safety Net Policy Resolution
     
03/04/2014 Farm Credit System Priority Policy Resolution
     
02/19/2014 Introducing the HELP Rural Communities Act of 2014 (S. 1916) Letter to Congress
     
02/04/2014 Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Farm Bill News Release
     
02/03/2014 ICBA Pleased Senate on Verge of Passing New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/29/2014 ICBA Pleased House Passes New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/28/2014 ICBA Urges Congress to Adopt New Farm Bill News Release
     
01/15/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Meeting Letter to Regulators
     
11/14/2013 ICBA Statement on FCA Decision to Withdraw Proposed Rule On Farm Credit System Non-Farm Investment Program News Release
     
11/05/2013 rop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
10/22/2013 ICBA Asks Farm Credit System Regulator to Explain CoBank Loan to Verizon News Release
     
10/22/2013 Eligibility for Rarmers and Ranchers Participating in FSA Guaranteed Farm Loans Industry Leter to Congress
     
10/21/2013 CoBank Loan to Verizon Letter to Regulators
     
07/24/2013 Tax Subsidies for the Farm Credit System Letter to Congress
     
07/11/2013 ICBA Statement on House Farm Bill Vote News Release
     
07/02/2013 Farm Bill Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/20/2013 ICBA Urges Renewed Efforts on House Farm Bill News Release
     
06/19/2013 Industry Letter in Support of Crop Insurance and Opposition to the Kind Amendment ( Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/11/2013 ICBA Thanks Senate for Passing a New Farm Bill NewsWatch Today
     
06/11/2013 Industry Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/04/2013 Test Test
     
06/03/2013 Maximum Interest Rates on Guaranteed Loans Letter to Regulators
     
05/14/2013 ICBA Thanks Senate Agriculture Committee for Passing a New Farm Bill News Release
     
05/08/2013 Joint Letter Opposing the Expansion of the Farm Credit System (FCS) Letter to Congress
     
05/01/2013 Industry Letter Supporting Federal Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/22/2013 FCS Senior Officer and Executive Compensation Letter to Regulators
     
03/12/2013 Crop Insurance Protection Letter to Congress
     
11/13/2012 Passage of the Farm Bill Industry Letter to Congress
     
11/12/2012 FCA's Proposed Regulation on Unincorporated Business Entities (UBEs) Letter to Regulators
     
08/14/2012 The Rationale for Removing Term Limits on USDA Guaranteed Farm Operating Loans White Paper
     
07/24/2012 USDA Microloans Letter to Regulators
     
07/11/2012 Industry Letter Supporting the Boswell Amendment to Eliminate Term Limits on USDA Guaranteed Farm Operating Loans Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/19/2012 Industry Letter Opposing Proposed Amendment Prohibitng USDA Guaranteed Loans Letter to Congress
     
06/14/2012 ICBA to Senate: Maintain Programs That Strengthen the Ag Economy News Release
     
06/14/2012 Industry Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Protection Industry Letter to Congress
     
06/06/2012 ICBA Extends Preferred Service Provider Relationship with Farmer Mac News Release
     
05/24/2012 Federal Crop Insurance Program Industry Letter to Congress
     
05/10/2012 ICBA Chairman Testifies, Says Changes Must Be Made to USDA’s Farm & Business Guaranteed Loan Programs News Release
     
05/10/2012 Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Credit Programs Testimony
     
04/20/2012 USDA Crop Insurance Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/19/2012 USDA Guaranteed Loan Programs Letter to Congress
     
04/16/2012 ICBA: Community Banks Keep Rural America Growing News Release
     
03/14/2012 Joint Letter Supporting Crop Insurance Joint Letter to Congress
     
02/16/2012 User Fees under the USDA’s Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program Letter to Congress
     
01/23/2012 Rural Business Investment Program Letter to Regulators
     
11/30/2011 MF Global Bankruptcy Industry Letter to Congress
     
11/02/2011 2012 Farm Bill Letter to Congress
     
10/25/2011 FCS Lending in FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs Letter to Regulators
     
10/19/2011 Industry Letter on Agriculture Appropriations Bill Letter to Congress
     
10/03/2011 Broadband Services in Rural America Industry Letter to Regulators
     
09/26/2011 Guaranteed Loan Fees Letter to Regulators
     
06/30/2011 Ag Advisory Committee Meeting Discussion on Derivatives Letter to Regulators
     
06/14/2011 Deficit Reduction Package's Impact on Rural America Industry Letter to Congress
     
05/26/2011 Support for the Rural Access to Credit Act of 2011 (S. 805) Letter to Congress
     
05/13/2011 ICBA Comments on Farm Credit Administration Final Rule to Buy Loans from FDIC News Release
     
05/12/2011 Follow Up to FCA Proposal to Allow FCS Lenders to Purchase Loans of Failed Banks from the FDIC Letter to Regulators
     
04/14/2011 A Review of Credit Conditions in Rural America Testimony
     
02/22/2011 End-User Exemption to Mandatory Clearing of Swaps Letter to Regulators
     
11/17/2010 FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Letter to Congress
     
11/17/2010 Industry Letter on FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Industry Letter to Congress
     
10/18/2010 FDIC Loan Purchases Letter to Regulators
     
07/19/2010 Loan Purchases from FDIC Letter to Regulators
     
06/15/2010 Biorefinery Assistance Guaranteed Loans Letter to Regulators
     
04/19/2010 FSA Guaranteed Farm Loans Industry Letter to Congress
     
04/16/2010 Estate Taxes Industry Letter
     
03/16/2010 Farm Safety Net Industry Letter to Congress
     
03/01/2010 Business and Industry Loan Program Letter to Regulators
     
07/22/2009 ICBA: Congressional Oversight Panel Report Confirms That Farm Loan Restructuring Mandate Would Be Premature News Release
     
07/08/2009 The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Community Banks and Credit Unions in Rural Communities Testimony
     
06/11/2009 Credit Conditions in Rural America Testimony
     
06/04/2009 Industry Letter on FY2010 Agriculture Appropriations and 2008 Farm Law Industry Letter to the Hill
     
04/29/2009 Oppose Farm Loan Restructuring Amendment Letter to the Hill
     
02/17/2009 Rural Development Guaranteed Loans Letter to Regulators
     
12/01/2008 Maximum Interest Rates on Guaranteed Farm Loans Letter to Regulators
     
08/15/2008 Rural Community Investments Proposed Rule Letter to Regulators
     
07/10/2008 Chairman Frank, House Financial Services Members, Oppose FCS Expansion Proposal Letter to the Hill
     
05/15/2008 ICBA Statement on Senate Passage of a New Farm Bill News Release
     
05/14/2008 ICBA Statement on House on Passage of a New Farm Bill News Release
     
05/13/2008 Joint Letter on the 2008 Farm Bill Letter to the Hill
     
04/24/2008 ICBA: Community Banks Vital to Agriculture EconomyAccess Restricted News Release
     
04/14/2008 ICBA: FCA Final Rule Appears Deeply Flawed News Release
     
02/09/2008 Open Letter to the Farm Bill Community Letter from Reps. Peterson & Goodlatte
     
02/08/2008 The Coming Farm Credit Threat In 2008 IWR
     
11/14/2007 USDA Office Closings Letter to Regulators
     
11/05/2007 Support the Supplemental Disaster Assistance Program Letter to the Hill
     
10/25/2007 ICBA Praises Senate Agriculture Committee for Advancing the 2007 Farm Bill News Release
     
10/22/2007 ICBA, 38 State Community Banking Associations Oppose FCS Lending Expansion to Non-Farm Activities News Release
     
10/19/2007 Industry Letter Opposing Any Farm Credit Expansion in the 2007 Farm Bill Letter to the Hill
     
09/28/2007 ICBA Applauds SBA for Promoting Streamlined Loan Process in Rural Areas News Release
     
09/25/2007 Anti-FCS Coalition Letter Sent to Senators Letter to the Hill
     
09/24/2007 ICBA Letter Opposing FCS Expansion Letter to the Hill
     
09/07/2007 FCS Seeks Expansion in Senate Farm Bill IWR
     
07/27/2007 Industry Thank You Letter for Opposing FCS Expansion Letter to the Hill
     
07/26/2007 ICBA Applauds U.S. House for Passing Frank-Bachus Amendment News Release
     
07/25/2007 ICBA Urges Congress to Pass Frank-Bachus Amendment to Limit Non-Farm Lending of Farm Credit Banks News Release
     
07/25/2007 Letter Supporting Frank/Bachus Amendment to 2007 Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) Letter to the Hill
     
07/24/2007 Industry Letter Supporting Frank/Bachus Amendment to the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 (H.R. 2419) Letter to the Hill
     
07/13/2007 Time to Call Congress In Opposition to Expanding FCS Powers IWR
     
06/22/2007 Industry Letter Opposing FCS Expansion Letter to the Hill
     
06/22/2007 ICBA, Six Financial Trade Groups Oppose Expansion of Farm Credit System Lending PowersAccess Restricted News Release
     
05/22/2007 ICBA Opposes FCS Expansion in Credit Title of House Farm Bill News Release
     
05/15/2007 Industry Opposes Horizons Project Letter to the Hill
     
03/27/2007 The Availability of Credit in Rural America Testimony
     
03/27/2007 ICBA Asks Congress to Reject FCS Commercial Lending News Release
     
02/26/2007 Eligibility and Scope of Financing for Processing and Marketing Firms Letter to Regulators
     
02/26/2007 Eligibility and Scope of Financing for Processing and Marketing Firms: Additional Views Letter to Regulators
     
02/26/2007 ICBA Urges FCA to Withdraw Plan to Expand Farm Credit Lending to Non-Farm Business News Release
     
02/09/2007 Letter to House Opposing FCS Horizons Letter to the Hill
     
02/09/2007 Letter to Senate Opposing FCS Horizons Letter to the Hill
     
02/01/2007 Agriculture-Related Disaster Assistance Letter to the Hill
     
01/30/2007 Agriculture Budget Letter to the Hill
     
12/15/2006 ICBA: Extend Comment Period on FCS Expansion Proposal IWR
     
12/15/2006 FCA Processing & Marketing Proposal Requesting Extension of Public Comment Period Letter to Regulators
     
12/01/2006 Waiver on USDA Guaranteed Loan Term Limits Letter to the Hill
     
11/17/2006 FCA Rule Expands FCS CoBank Eligible Borrowers IWR
     
11/03/2006 USDA Expands Farm Revenue Crop Insurance Program IWR
     
10/20/2006 FCS Seeks Dramatic Expansion of Eligibility IWR
     
09/29/2006 USDA Theme Papers: Exeutive Summaries
     
09/25/2006 Disaster Assistance Letter to the Hiill
     
09/12/2006 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Letter to the Hill
     
09/12/2006 ICBA Calls On Congress to Pass Disaster Relief for Farms and Ranches News Release
     
08/11/2006 USDA Releases Renewable Energy Analysis Paper WWR
     
07/28/2006 FSA Loan Fees Comment Period Reopened Briefly WWR
     
07/27/2006 Request for 60-Day Extension in Comment Period on Proposal to Eliminate Storage Agreements Joint Letter to Regulators
     
07/18/2006 Reducing FCS Regulatory Burden Letter to Regulators
     
07/14/2006 FCA Withdraws Farmers’ Notes Proposal WWR
     
07/14/2006 FCA to Issue Final Rule on Termination Procedures WWR
     
07/14/2006 USDA Guarantee Fees Letter to Regulators
     
06/30/2006 Send Comment Letters to Block New Fees on Farm Loans WWR
     
06/23/2006 FASB to Issue Guidance on Split-Dollar Insurance WWR
     
06/23/2006 House Panel Examines Crop Insurance Fraud WWR
     
06/16/2006 ICBA Testifies Against USDA Farm Loan Fee Proposal WWR
     
06/13/2006 Review of USDA Loan Programs Testimony
     
06/13/2006 ICBA Asks Congress to Block USDA Fee Proposal on Farm Loan Programs News Release
     
06/02/2006 Senate Ag Farm Bill Hearings WWR
     
06/02/2006 FCS's HORIZONS Project: The 'Not-Farm' Credit System WWR
     
06/02/2006 Energy in Agriculture Conference WWR
     
06/02/2006 Rural Housing Bill Moving WWR
     
06/02/2006 House “Dear Colleague” Letter on Disaster Aid WWR
     
05/19/2006 ICBA Opposes USDA Proposed Rule on User Fees WWR
     
05/17/2006 ICBA Opposes USDA Proposal to Impose User Fees on Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs News Release
     
05/10/2006 ICBA Applauds Legislation Blocking New USDA Guaranteed Loan User Fees News Release
     
05/05/2006 Senate Passes Emergency Spending Bill WWR
     
05/04/2006 ICBA Applauds Senate Passage Of Emergency Spending Bill News Release
     
04/25/2006 Disaster Assistance Joint Letter to the Hill
     
04/07/2006 Johanns Releases Farm Bill Summaries WWR
     
03/17/2006 ICBA Says FCA Termination Proposal Needs Major Rewrite WWR
     
03/13/2006 ICBA Says FCA Termination Proposal Needs Major Revisions News Release
     
03/13/2006 FCS Termination of System Institution Status Rule Letter to Regulators
     
03/07/2006 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Joint Letter to the Hill
     
03/03/2006 USDA Forecasts Sharp Drop in 2006 Farm Income WWR
     
02/15/2006 Proposed New Fees in FSA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Joint Letter to the Hill
     
02/15/2006 ICBA Opposes Cuts in USDA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs News Release
     
02/10/2006 More on FCS’s Horizon Project and Recommendations WWR
     
02/10/2006 President’s 2007 Budget Proposes Sharp Cuts in Farm Spending WWR
     
02/10/2006 House Ag Committee Holds First Farm Bill Hearings WWR
     
02/10/2006 More on USDA’s FY 2007 Budget Proposals WWR
     
01/17/2006 ICBA Statement on Farm Credit System’s “Horizons Project” News Release
     
01/06/2006 Ag Cuts In Budget Reduction Package WWR
     
12/14/2005 ICBA Urges Farm Credit Administration to Modify Proposed Exit Requirements News Release
     
11/04/2005 USDA Proposes $800 Million for Hurricane Farm Disaster Assistance WWR
     
11/04/2005 Congressional Agriculture Committees Endorse Budget Cuts WWR
     
11/04/2005 Rabobank Buys Agriculturally Oriented Community Bank WWR
     
11/04/2005 FCA Plans Expanded Lending for Farm Credit System WWR
     
11/04/2005 USDA Reports Farm Operators Household Incomes Continues To Rise WWR
     
10/28/2005 ICBA Urges Congress to Oppose FCA Power Grab WWR
     
10/25/2005 ICBA Opposes Language in FCA Proposal News Release
     
10/24/2005 ICBA Letter Opposing Expanding FCS Lending to Larger Cities Letter to Hill
     
10/07/2005 ICBA, Bankers Secure Important FSA Loan Program Changes WWR
     
10/07/2005 Chicago Fed: The Future of Economic Development in Rural America WWR
     
10/07/2005 House Ag Members Review State of U.S. Farm Economy WWR
     
10/07/2005 Senate Ag Committee Cancels Markup of Farm Program Budget Cuts WWR
     
10/07/2005 2006 Farm Program Sign-Up Underway WWR
     
10/07/2005 Senate to Hold Hearing on Proposed Closure of FSA County Offices WWR
     
10/07/2005 Farm Credit System Antics WWR
     
09/30/2005 Symposium Explores Acceptance of Ag, Small Business Collateral by FHL Banks WWR
     
09/30/2005 Johanns Announces CRP Contract Re-Enrollments, Extensions WWR
     
09/06/2005 Proposed Rule on Interest Assist Program Letter to Regulators
     
08/05/2005 FSA Begins Monthly Reporting of Guaranteed Loans to Commercial Credit Bureaus WWR
     
08/05/2005 Congress Adjourns After Passing Major Bills WWR
     
08/05/2005 Johanns Announces New USDA Farm Bill Forums WWR
     
08/05/2005 USDA Offers Producers Conservation Options WWR
     
08/05/2005 RMA Publishes Rule on Premium Reduction Plans for Crop Insurance WWR
     
07/15/2005 Johanns Announces Next Farm Bill Forum Venues WWR
     
07/15/2005 Farm Programs to Cost More Amid Declining Budget Forecast WWR
     
07/15/2005 FCA 2004 Annual Report: FCS Reports Record Net Income WWR
     
05/20/2005 Farm Bill & Tobacco Payments Sign Up WWR
     
05/19/2005 Johanns Reminds Producers to Sign Up for Farm Bill & Tobacco Payments
     
04/25/2005 Premium Reduction Plan Letter to USDA
     
03/04/2005 Regulatory Reform for the Farm Credit Administration Letter to the Hill
     
02/25/2005 2005 Farm Income Projected at Second Highest Level WWR
     
02/03/2005 Fiscal 2006 Ag Budget Ag Coalition Letter
     
01/26/2005 ICBA Applauds Rural Economic Investment Act News Release
     
01/07/2005 Johanns Confirmation Hearing for Ag Post Scheduled in Senate Ag Committee WWR
     
12/31/2004 Chambliss to Chair a Revised Senate Ag Committee WWR
     
12/16/2004 Borrower Rights Letter to the Regulators
     
12/09/2004 Business and Industry (B&I) Loan and Loan Guarantee Program Letter to Regulators
     
11/24/2004 Proposed Changes to the Farmer Notes Program Letter to Regulators
     
10/21/2004 ICBA on Rejection of Rabobank Bid News Release
     
09/29/2004 FCS Role in Agriculture Lending Testimony
     
09/29/2004 ICBA Urges FCS 'Tear Down That Wall' News Release
     
09/17/2004 ICBA Congratulates Senate on Ag Disaster Aid WWR
     
09/15/2004 ICBA Congratulates Senate on Ag Disaster Aid News Release
     
08/20/2004 Agstar Makes Counteroffer for FCSAmerica WWR
     
08/06/2004 Rabobank and FCSAmerica Agree to Sale WWR
     
08/05/2004 ICBA Opposes Farm Credit System Deposit Taking News Release
     
08/02/2004 ICBA Comments on Rabobank Purchase of FCSAmerica News Release
     
07/08/2004 USDA's Rural Business Investment Program Letter to Regulators
     
06/24/2004
     
06/18/2004 FCA Issues Proposed Rule on FCS Preferred Stock Offerings WWR
     
06/02/2004 Hearing on Farmer Mac Testimony
     
06/01/2004 Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)Access Restricted Background Information
     
05/21/2004 FDIC Reports on Rural Depopulation's Impact on Community Banks WWR
     
05/14/2004 ICBA, Farm Groups, Urge No Cuts to Crop Insurance WWR
     
05/14/2004 ICBA Applauds Rep. Osborne Bill WWR
     
05/14/2004 Congress Also Weighs In Against Crop Insurance Cuts WWR
     
05/13/2004 ICBA Ag-Rural America Committee Sets 2004 Agenda News Release
     
05/07/2004 ICBA Applauds Rep. Osborne Bill News Release
     
04/23/2004 ICBA Comments on Farm Credit Rulemaking Decisions News Release
     
04/15/2004 ICBA Vice Chair Speaks at Key Rural America Conference News Release
     
04/02/2004 House Ag Leadership Urges FCA to Rethink FCS Syndication Restrictions WWR
     
04/02/2004 Invigorating Rural Communities WWR
     
02/27/2004 FCA Issues Final Notice on Loan Syndications WWR
     
01/20/2004 Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Proposed Rule - RIN 3052-AC07 Letter to Regulators
     
12/12/2003 Banker Comments Needed on Farm Credit Proposals WWR
     
10/31/2003 ICBA Asks FCA to Drop FCS Non-Farm Lending Idea WWR
     
10/29/2003 Scope & Eligibility of Proposed Rule Making (Non-Farm Lending) Letter to Regulators
     
10/16/2003 ICBA Urges More Equity Capital to Assist Rural Co-ops and Opposes CoBank Legislative Proposal News Release
     
10/03/2003 ND Complains About FCS Taking Deposits WWR
     
09/19/2003 WTO Trade Talks Break Down WWR
     
07/11/2003 FCS Proposes Dramatic Expansion into Non-Farm Lending WWR
     
06/26/2003
     
06/26/2003
     
06/06/2003 ICBA Urges Congress to Protect Farm Bill Funding WWR
     
06/03/2003
     
05/16/2003 U.S. & Other Countries File WTO Case Against EU on GMO Crops WWR
     
05/16/2003 Western, Wichita Farm Credit Banks to Merge WWR
     
05/16/2003 Canada Agrees to Stop Subsidized Dairy Exports WWR
     
05/09/2003 Farm Credit System Seeking New Powers WWR
     
03/28/2003 Disaster Aid Excerpts from Q&A Session with ReportersAccess Restricted USDA Transcript
     
03/21/2003 Demand for Farm Credit Increases, But Supply Remains Adequate WWR
     
03/21/2003 Farmland Values Continue to Post Gains, Farm Interest Rates Decline WWR
     
03/07/2003 FCA Performance Report Shows FCS Gaining Market Share & Size WWR
     
02/26/2003 FCA Board Establishes OmbudsmanAccess Restricted
     
02/13/2003
     
02/13/2003 Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000Access Restricted Section-By-Section Summary
     
01/31/2003 USDA Announces $1.4 Billion Broadband Program for Rural Areas WWR
     
01/10/2003 Banks Play Significant Role in Rural Economic Development WWR
     
01/10/2003 USDA Delays Renegotiation of Crop Insurance Agreements WWR
     
12/23/2002 Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) Farmers and Ranchers Program Letter to Regulators
     
12/13/2002 U.S. and Chile Sign Historic Trade Pact WWR
     
12/11/2002 Standard Reinsurance AgreementAccess Restricted Letter to Secretary Veneman
     
11/13/2002 ICBA Statement on FCS Young, Beginning, Small ProgramAccess Restricted
     
11/08/2002 ICBA Raises Concerns Over Proposed Crop Insurance Changes WWR
     
10/18/2002 FCS Mergers Continue WWR
     
09/20/2002 ICBA Comments on Farm Credit's Regulatory Agenda WWR
     
09/15/2002 FCA Regulatory Development Program Letter to Regulators
     
08/23/2002 Veneman Announces Over $700 Million for Rural Economic Development Projects WWR
     
08/09/2002 U.S. Outlines World Trade Proposal WWR
     
08/09/2002 President Signs Trade Act of 2002 WWR
     
08/02/2002 New Trade Bill, Big Win for BushAccess Restricted Ag Brief
     
07/12/2002 ICBA Joins Farm Groups Urging No Changes to Farm Bill WWR
     
05/17/2002 President Signs Farm Bill, USDA Pledges Quick Implementation WWR
     
03/01/2002 Farm Credit System Advantages Fueling Increased Profits WWR
     
03/01/2002 ICBA Advises Conferees on Farm Bill WWR
     
02/27/2002 ICBA Recommendations on the Farm Bill, Farm Credit & Rural Development Titles
     
02/27/2002 ICBA Letter to Farm Bill Conferees
     
10/11/2001 ICBA Helps Win Withdrawal of FCA National Charters News Release
     
08/17/2001 ICBA Bankers Suggest OFI Enhancements WWR
     
08/02/2001 Rural Development in the New Farm Bill Testimony
     
07/20/2001 ICBA Urges Rural Value-Added Agricultural Initiatives WWR
     
06/22/2001 ICBA Urges Farm Policy Agenda for Rural America WWR
     
06/18/2001 ICBA, Ag Groups Write President on Trade Issues Letter to President
     
04/10/2001 ICBA Urges Support of Greater Internet Access in Rural AmericaAccess Restricted Ag Brief
     
     
     
     
Detailed Farm Bill Information Web Site Link
     
1996 & 2002 Farm Bills Compared
     
Strengthening the Farm Safety NetAccess Restricted ICBA Proposal to Congress
     
Farm Credit System (FCS) National ChartersAccess Restricted
     
     
2004 Agricultural Disaster Aid - Summary
     
As Expected, FCA Termination Proposal Would Prevent FCS Termination
     
ICBA Voices Support for "Aggie Bonds" Bill
     
2004 Agricultural Disaster Aid - Bill Language
     
     
     
     
Ag Resource Center WWW Links
     
User Fees under the USDA’s Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program 2/16/12
     
Industry Letter Urging Passage of New Farm Bill
     
FCS Preferred Stock Proposed Rule

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