Agriculture — Farm Credit System (FCS)



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

Date Title Publication
07/24/2015 Farm Credit Lenders Financing Major Alcohol Beverage Firm NewsWatch Today
07/15/2015 Farm Credit System Net Income Tops $4.7B in 2014 NewsWatch Today
06/25/2015 Farm Credit System Reports on Young, Beginning, Small Farmers NewsWatch Today
06/24/2015 Farm Credit Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Capital Rules NewsWatch Today
05/14/2015 Tax Subsidies For Credit Unions and the Farm Credit System Letter to Congress
04/20/2015 Comment Letter on Mergers, Consolidations and Charter Amendments of Banks or Associations Letter to Regulators
03/03/2015 Tax Advantaged Farm Credit System GSE Priority Policy Resolution
12/22/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Regulatory Capital Letter to Regulators
12/17/2014 ICBA Letter to FCA on Pensions Letter to Regulators
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
10/31/2014 FCA Letter in Response to 10/20/14 ICBA Letter FCA Letter to ICBA
10/23/2014 FCA Proposal to Amend Current Regulations Governing Investments Held by Farm Credit Banks and Associations Letter to Regulators
10/20/2014 FCA Memorandum Titled “Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of Farm Credit AdministrationRegulations” Letter to Regulators
04/30/2014 Support of ‘Say on Pay' for FCS Institutions Letter to Regulators
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
10/22/2013 ICBA Asks Farm Credit System Regulator to Explain CoBank Loan to Verizon News Release
10/21/2013 CoBank Loan to Verizon Letter to Regulators
07/24/2013 Tax Subsidies for the Farm Credit System Letter to Congress
05/08/2013 Joint Letter Opposing the Expansion of the Farm Credit System (FCS) Letter to Congress
04/22/2013 FCS Senior Officer and Executive Compensation Letter to Regulators
11/12/2012 FCA's Proposed Regulation on Unincorporated Business Entities (UBEs) Letter to Regulators
10/25/2011 FCS Lending in FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs Letter to Regulators
05/12/2011 Follow Up to FCA Proposal to Allow FCS Lenders to Purchase Loans of Failed Banks from the FDIC Letter to Regulators
10/18/2010 FDIC Loan Purchases Letter to Regulators
07/19/2010 Loan Purchases from FDIC 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
02/08/2008 The Coming Farm Credit Threat In 2008 IWR
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
09/25/2007 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 Letter Supporting Frank/Bachus Amendment to 2007 Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) Letter to the Hill
07/25/2007 ICBA Urges Congress to Pass Frank-Bachus Amendment to Limit Non-Farm Lending of Farm Credit Banks News Release
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
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
12/15/2006 FCA Processing & Marketing Proposal Requesting Extension of Public Comment Period Letter to Regulators
11/17/2006 FCA Rule Expands FCS CoBank Eligible Borrowers IWR
10/20/2006 FCS Seeks Dramatic Expansion of Eligibility IWR
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
06/02/2006 FCS's HORIZONS Project: The 'Not-Farm' Credit System WWR
03/17/2006 ICBA Says FCA Termination Proposal Needs Major Rewrite WWR
03/13/2006 FCS Termination of System Institution Status Rule Letter to Regulators
03/13/2006 ICBA Says FCA Termination Proposal Needs Major Revisions News Release
02/10/2006 More on FCS’s Horizon Project and Recommendations WWR
01/17/2006 ICBA Statement on Farm Credit System’s “Horizons Project” News Release
11/04/2005 FCA Plans Expanded Lending for Farm Credit System WWR
10/28/2005 ICBA Urges Congress to Oppose FCA Power Grab WWR
10/24/2005 ICBA Letter Opposing Expanding FCS Lending to Larger Cities Letter to Hill
10/07/2005 Farm Credit System Antics WWR
10/07/2005 Senate to Hold Hearing on Proposed Closure of FSA County Offices WWR
10/07/2005 ICBA, Bankers Secure Important FSA Loan Program Changes WWR
08/05/2005 FSA Begins Monthly Reporting of Guaranteed Loans to Commercial Credit Bureaus WWR
07/15/2005 FCA 2004 Annual Report: FCS Reports Record Net Income WWR
03/04/2005 Regulatory Reform for the Farm Credit Administration Letter to the Hill
12/16/2004 Borrower Rights Letter to the Regulators
11/24/2004 Proposed Changes to the Farmer Notes Program Letter to Regulators
09/29/2004 FCS Role in Agriculture Lending Testimony
08/20/2004 Agstar Makes Counteroffer for FCSAmerica WWR
08/06/2004 Rabobank and FCSAmerica Agree to Sale WWR
06/18/2004 FCA Issues Proposed Rule on FCS Preferred Stock Offerings WWR
06/02/2004 Hearing on Farmer Mac Testimony
04/02/2004 House Ag Leadership Urges FCA to Rethink FCS Syndication Restrictions 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
10/03/2003 ND Complains About FCS Taking Deposits WWR
07/11/2003 FCS Proposes Dramatic Expansion into Non-Farm Lending WWR
05/16/2003 Western, Wichita Farm Credit Banks to Merge WWR
05/09/2003 Farm Credit System Seeking New Powers WWR
03/07/2003 FCA Performance Report Shows FCS Gaining Market Share & Size WWR
02/26/2003 FCA Board Establishes OmbudsmanAccess Restricted
12/23/2002 Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) Farmers and Ranchers Program Letter to Regulators
11/13/2002 ICBA Statement on FCS Young, Beginning, Small ProgramAccess Restricted
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
03/01/2002 Farm Credit System Advantages Fueling Increased Profits WWR
10/11/2001 ICBA Helps Win Withdrawal of FCA National Charters News Release
08/17/2001 ICBA Bankers Suggest OFI Enhancements WWR
As Expected, FCA Termination Proposal Would Prevent FCS Termination
FCS Preferred Stock Proposed Rule
Ag Resource Center WWW Links
Farm Credit System (FCS) National ChartersAccess Restricted

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