The percentages of debt held by the Farm Credit Administration
(FCA) and the Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) are presented, respectively, in columns 2 and 3 of Table 2.
Both the management and the board of directors of Farm Credit East thought that a program addressing this problem would mesh well with the Farm Credit Administration
's mandate to its member banks to help more beginning farmers.
Spearman of Winter Haven, Fla., joined the board of the Farm Credit Administration
(FCA) in October.
A top Farm Credit Administration
official recently saw first-hand how the co-op lending structure is working to extend much-needed capital infusion to farmers in a former Soviet republic.
Prior to his new appointment at USDA, Tonsager was a board member of the Farm Credit Administration
(FCA), to which he was appointed in 2004 by President Bush.
* Upon their return to the Washington area, the Russians visited the headquarters of the Farm Credit Administration
(FCA) in McLean, Va., where they learned about its role as an independent regulatory agency in governing the farm credit system, as well as the nuts and bolts of rulemaking and the examination process.
Farmers and their cooperatives borrowed a total of $34.6 billion through the lending units of the Farm Credit System during 1976, a 15-percent increase from the $30.1 billion borrowed in 1975, according to figures released by the Farm Credit Administration