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December 4, 2014
Agenda for December 11 FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2014 (PDF, 7 pages, 289 KB)

December 1, 2014
Statement of FCA Board Member Leland A. Strom Regarding Strategic Alliances (PDF, 1 page, 19 KB)

November 25, 2014
Lending, Training, and Outreach Opportunities with the Farm Service Agency (Informational Memorandum, PDF, 2 pages, 101 KB)

November 21, 2014
2015 FCA Board Meeting Schedule

November 18, 2014
Remarks by the Honorable Jill Long Thompson at the Annual Agriculture Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on November 17, 2014 (PDF, 5 pages, 40 KB)

November 17, 2014
FCA Performance and Accountability Report, FY 2014 (PDF, 72 pages, 6.89 MB)

A proposed rule on pension benefit disclosures was published today in the Federal Register. The comment period ends Dec. 17. To comment, go to Pending Regulations and click on the link at the top of the page. On the comment form, select the pension benefit disclosures regulation from the drop-down menu.

November 13, 2014
FCA Board Receives Report from Ethics Staff (news release, PDF, 1 page, 32 KB)

Approved Minutes of October 9, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 10 pages, 887 KB)

Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2014 (PDF, 36 pages, 2.62 MB)

November 7, 2014
Amendments to Qualified Mortgage Provisions of Regulation Z; Adjustments to Regulation Z and Regulation M Thresholds; Implementation of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (Informational Memorandum, PDF, 3 pages, 130 KB)

November 6, 2014
Agenda for November 13 FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

October 30, 2014
A joint proposed rule on flood insurance was published today in the Federal Register. It was issued jointly by FCA and four other Federal financial regulators. The comment period ends Dec. 29. To comment, go to Pending Regulations and click on the link at the top of the page. On the comment form, select the flood insurance regulation from the drop-down menu.

October 24, 2014
Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Flood Insurance Rule (news release, PDF, 2 pages, 350 KB)

Third Quarter FY 2014 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 7 pages, 102 KB)

October 22, 2014
Two notices, the Notice of Policy Statements and Index and the Notice of Compliance Date for the Final Rule on Reporting of Accounts and Exposures, were published today in the Federal Register.

October 16, 2014
A proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register that would amend FCA regulations regarding stockholder voting policies and procedures at Farm Credit System institutions. The comment period ends on December 15.

Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of October 1, 2014

October 9, 2014
Approved Minutes of September 11, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 40 pages, 1.23 MB)

FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule Governing Compensation Disclosures (news release, PDF, 2 pages, 36 KB)

October 3, 2014
Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2015-2016 (PDF, 28 pages, 832 KB)

October 1, 2014
Agenda for October 9 FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

September 29, 2014
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Training and Conference Expenses (PDF, 35 pages, 2.55 MB)

September 24, 2014
A proposed rule (PDF, 54 pages, 626 KB) on margin and capital requirements for covered swap entities was published today in the Federal Register. The proposed rule was issued jointly by FCA and four other Federal financial regulators.The comment period ends November 24.

September 19, 2014
Three new Web pages: The Cooperative Way; Protección de denunciantes (Whistleblower Protection in Spanish); Igualdad de oportunidades de empleo y diversidad (EEO and Diversity in Spanish)

September 12, 2014
Fall 2014 Regulatory Projects Plan

September 11, 2014
Approved Minutes of August 14, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 10 pages, 306 KB)

FCA Board Approves Fall 2014 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Projects Plan (news release, PDF, 4 pages, 46 KB)

September 9, 2014
National Oversight Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 (Informational Memorandum)

Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Purchase Card Program (PDF, 15 pages, 1.46 MB)

September 4, 2014
Guidance for Investment Requests under § 615.5140(e) of FCA Regulations (Informational Memorandum)

A proposed rule (PDF, 1,004 KB, 96 pages) was published today in the Federal Register that would revise our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System institutions. The comment period ends on January 2, 2015.

Agenda for September 11 FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

September 3, 2014
Agencies Seek Comment on Swap Margin Requirements (joint news release issued by FCA and four other Federal financial regulators) and proposed rule (PDF, 211 pages, 734 KB)

August 26, 2014
Recruiting Schedule for Fall 2014

August 21, 2014
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Travel Card Program (PDF, 16 pages, 721 KB)

FCA Examination Manual (revised)

August 14, 2014
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule on Stockholder Voting Procedures (news release)

Approved Minutes of July 10, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 18 pages, 475 KB)

August 12, 2014
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of June 30, 2014

August 7, 2014
Agenda for August FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

July 25, 2014
A proposed rule (PDF, 18 pages, 293 KB) was published today in the Federal Register to amend FCA regulations governing eligibility of investments held in Farm Credit System banks. The comment period ends on October 23.

Second Quarter FY 2014 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 9 pages, 52 KB)

July 23, 2014
Farm Credit System Operating Expenses (Informational Memorandum)

July 22, 2014
A final notice of intent was published in the Federal Register yesterday. This document responds to the comments received from our July 2013 request to identify regulations that Farm Credit System institutions considered burdensome, ineffective, or duplicative.

July 18, 2014
Remarks by the Honorable Jill Long Thompson at the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Annual Meeting on July 14, 2014 (PDF, 29 KB, 5 pages)

July 10, 2014
FCA Board Issues Notice Responding to 2013 Regulatory Burden Solicitation (news release)

Approved Minutes of June 12, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 67 pages, 2.90 MB)

July 8, 2014
Integrated Mortgage Disclosures Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Informational Memorandum

July 3, 2014
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of July 1, 2014

July 2, 2014
Agenda for July FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

June 30, 2014
FCA's 2013 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 73 pages, 5.99 MB)

June 25, 2014
Oral Statement (PDF, 2 pages, 53 KB) and Testimony (PDF, 10 pages, 103 KB) by Board Chair and CEO Jill Long Thompson before the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit, U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

June 18, 2014
A final rule was published in the Federal Register today. It amends regulations to remove the requirement that Farm Credit System banks and associations hold nonbinding, advisory votes on senior officer compensation. The rule also became effective today.

June 12, 2014
Approved Minutes of May 8, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 25 pages, 1.34 MB)

FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule on Investment Eligibility
(news release) and a related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 30 KB)


Fact Sheet on Farm Credit System Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Lending Results for 2013 (PDF, 2 pages, 43 KB)

FCA's Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Mission Performance: 2013 Results (PDF, 20 pages, 1.08 MB)

June 4, 2014
Agenda for June FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

June 2, 2014
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of March 31, 2014

May 30, 2014
As published in the Federal Register today, the comment period has been reopened for a proposed rule governing standards of conduct of directors, employees, and agents of Farm Credit System institutions, excluding the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. The comment period ends on June 20, 2014.

Joint Statement on Increased Maximum Flood Insurance Coverage for Other Residential Buildings (Informational Memorandum)

May 21, 2014
The final rule on Farmer Mac liquidity management took effect on April 30. The notice of effective date was published today in the Federal Register.

May 13, 2014
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 (PDF, 22 pages, 545 KB)

May 8, 2014
FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule to Modify Regulatory Capital Requirements (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 6 pages, 63 KB)

Approved Minutes of April 10, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 35 pages, 869 KB)

May 1, 2014
Agenda for May FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

April 29, 2014
Remarks by the Honorable Jill Long Thompson at the Farm Credit Council Services Workshop (PDF, 5 pages, 40 KB)

April 25, 2014
Revised Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge or Consolidate Farm Credit System Associations (Informational Memorandum)

April 24, 2014
Remarks by the Honorable Kenneth A. Spearman at the Farm Credit of Central Florida Annual Stockholders Meeting on April 16, 2014 (PDF, 40 KB, 6 pages)

April 11, 2014
FCA Plain Writing Act Compliance Report (PDF, 8 pages, 75 KB)

April 10, 2014
FCA Board Receives Quarterly Report on Condition of Farm Credit System (news release)

Approved Minutes of March 13, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 26 pages, 588 KB)

Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance (Informational Memorandum)

April 2, 2014
Agenda for April FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

April 1, 2014
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 265 pages, 3.18 MB)

March 31, 2014
An interim final rule was published in the Federal Register today. It amends regulations to remove all requirements for nonbinding advisory votes at Farm Credit System banks and associations.

March 27, 2014
First Quarter FY 2014 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 6 pages, 75 KB)

Remarks by the Honorable Jill Long Thompson at the National Good Food Network Food Hub Collaboration, Spring 2014 Conference (PDF, 5 pages, 31 KB)

March 26, 2014
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of December 31, 2013

March 17, 2014
Because of inclement weather in the Washington, D.C., metro area, the McLean office of the Farm Credit Administration is closed today.

March 13, 2014
FCA Board Issues Interim Final Rule to Remove Requirements Related to Nonbinding, Advisory Votes (news release)

Approved Minutes of February 18, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 12 pages, 272 KB)

March 11, 2014
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 259 pages, 3.10 MB), FCA Regulations (PDF, 455 pages, 6.07 MB)

March 6, 2014
Agenda for March FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

Chief FOIA Officer Report to the Department of Justice Pursuant to Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines (PDF, 12 pages, 94 KB)

March 4, 2014
FCA Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget and Performance Plan (PDF, 1.13 MB, 93 pages)

Whistleblower Protection (new Web page)

March 3, 2014
Due to severe weather in the Washington, D.C., metro area, the McLean office of the Farm Credit Administration is closed today.

February 25, 2014
An advance notice of proposed rulemaking was published today in the Federal Register related to board governance and standards of conduct for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. The comment period ends on April 28.

February 21, 2014
New papers have been added to FCA Symposium on Consolidation in the Farm Credit System.

The final rule on reporting of accounts and exposures became effective today.

February 20, 2014
A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register today. The purpose of the rule is to amend FCA's regulations governing standards of conduct of directors, employees, and agents of Farm Credit System institutions, excluding the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. The comment period ends on May 21, 2014.

February 19, 2014
Spring 2014 Regulatory Projects Plan

February 18, 2014
FCA Board Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Farmer Mac Standards of Conduct, Approves Spring 2014 Unified Agenda (news release)

Approved Minutes of January 9, 2014, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 40 pages, 2.17 MB)

February 12, 2014
Because of adverse weather conditions in the Washington metro area, the Thursday, February 13, FCA Board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 18, at 2 p.m.

February 10, 2014
FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2013
(PDF, 200 KB, 36 pages; Machine Readable, 27 KB)

February 7, 2014
Maximum Farm Credit System Bank Director Compensation for 2014 (Informational Memorandum)

February 6, 2014
FCA Symposium on Consolidation in the Farm Credit System

Agenda for February FCA Board Meeting. Please notify FCA 24 hours in advance if you would like to attend. See the Events page for more information.

February 3, 2014
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 246 pages, 2.95 MB), FCA Regulations (PDF, 453 pages, 6.15 MB)

January 28, 2014
Recruiting Schedule for Spring 2014

January 22, 2014
Guidelines for Requesting Certificates of Good Standing, Authenticity, and/or Merger or Consolidation (Informational Memorandum)

January 15, 2014
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of January 1, 2014

Office of Inspector General Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Performance Report (PDF, 639 KB, 16 pages)

January 14, 2014
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 301 pages, 3.50 MB)

January 9, 2014
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule on Standards-of-Conduct Requirements (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 3 pages, 33 KB)

Approved Minutes of December 12, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 42 pages, 650 KB)

January 7, 2014
The final rule on Farmer Mac Capital Planning became effective January 3.

December 26, 2013
Fourth Quarter and FY 2013 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 8 pages, 218 KB)

December 24, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions on Operating and Strategic Business Planning for Diversity and Inclusion

A final rule on reporting of accounts and exposures was published in the Federal Register today.

December 16, 2013
FCA Performance and Accountability Report, FY 2013 (PDF, 70 pages, 2.81 MB)

December 13, 2013
Approved Minutes of November 14, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 19 pages, 1.13 MB)

December 12, 2013
FCA Board Adopts Final Rule on Reporting of Accounts and Exposures (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 28 KB)

December 2, 2013
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 286 pages, 873 KB)

November 22, 2013
Guidance on Homeownership Counseling Requirements (Informational Memorandum)

Office of Inspector General 2013 Evaluation of the Farm Credit Administration's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (PDF, 1.24 MB, 35 pages)

Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2013 (PDF, 9 pages, 374 KB)

Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2013 (PDF, 741 KB, 24 pages)

November 21, 2013
2014 Board Meeting Schedule

November 15, 2013
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of September 30, 2013

November 14, 2013
FCA Board Concludes Pilot Programs, Withdraws Proposed Rule on Rural Community Investments (news release)

Recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Actions (Informational Memorandum)

Approved Minutes of October 10, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 11 pages, 242 KB)

November 1, 2013
A final rule on Farmer Mac liquidity management was published in the Federal Register today.

October 31, 2013
A final rule on Farmer Mac capital planning was published in the Federal Register today.

FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 258 pages, 791 KB), FCA Regulations (PDF, 451 pages, 1.39 MB)

October 24, 2013
A regulation related to the registration of residential mortgage loan originators took effect on October 14. See the notice of effective date in the Federal Register.

FCA published for notice in the Federal Register today an index of its 18 Board Policy Statements.

The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation posted a notice in the Federal Register today assessing the need for adjusting its civil money penalties for inflation.

October 11, 2013
Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Flood Insurance Rule (news release) and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Flood Insurance (PDF, 166 pages, 469 KB)

October 10, 2013
FCA Board Adopts Final Rule on Liquidity Management at Farmer Mac and Joint Proposed Rule on Flood Insurance (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 40 KB)

Approved Minutes of September 12, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 37 pages, 933 KB)

October 7, 2013
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of October 1, 2013

September 30, 2013
Preguntas frecuentes sobre los derechos del prestatario (FAQs About Borrower Rights in Spanish)

September 27, 2013
Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on FCA's Operating Status (Informational Memorandum)

September 26, 2013
Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: FCA's Student Loan Repayment Program (PDF, 1.18 MB, 23 pages)

Third Quarter FY 2013 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 5 pages, 76 KB)

September 13, 2013
New employee profiles added to Meet Our Employees page.

September 12, 2013
FCA Board Approves Plan of Merger and Adopts Final Rule to Govern Capital Planning at Farmer Mac (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 35 KB)

Approved Minutes of August 8, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 10 pages, 298 KB)

Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2015 (PDF, 445 KB, 28 pages)

September 3, 2013
Fall 2013 Regulatory Projects Plan

Recruiting Schedule for Fall 2013

FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 175 pages, 544 KB)

August 27, 2013
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of June 30, 2013

August 23, 2013
National Oversight Plan for Fiscal Year 2014
(Informational Memorandum)

August 20, 2013
An interim rule with request for comments was published in the Federal Register today. The rule relates to the registration of residential mortgage loan originators. It will become effective 30 days after publication during which either body of Congress is in session. Please submit comments by September 19, 2013.

FCA recently updated its policy statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. The updated statement, which contains two minor revisions, was published in the Federal Register today.

August 9, 2013
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 159 pages, 512 KB), FCA Regulations (PDF, 456 pages, 1.4 MB), and FCA Bookletters (PDF, 153 pages, 400 KB)

A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register today. The purpose of the rule is to establish a regulatory framework for the reporting of Farm Credit System accounts and exposures. The comment period ends on September 9, 2013.

August 8, 2013
FCA Board Repeals Regulations Governing Registration of Residential Mortgage Originators (news release)

Approved Minutes of July 11, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 10 pages, 240 KB)

July 30, 2013
Guidelines on Submission of Notices to FCA and Requests for FCA Approval of Unincorporated Business Entities (Informational Memorandum)

July 22, 2013
The final rule on unincorporated business entities became effective today.

July 19, 2013
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 206 pages, 690 KB) and FCA Regulations (PDF, 450 pages, 1.4 MB)

July 18, 2013
Final Mortgage Servicing Rules Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (Informational Memorandum)

Recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Actions (Informational Memorandum)

A notice of intent and request for comments regarding regulatory burden was published today in the Federal Register. The notice solicits input on the appropriateness of FCA’s regulatory requirements on the Farm Credit System.The comment period ends on November 15, 2013.

July 11, 2013
FCA Board Issues Request for Comment on Regulatory Burden (news release)

Approved Minutes of June 13, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 64 pages, 1.96 MB)

July 8, 2013
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of July 1, 2013

July 2, 2013
Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: FCA's Telework Program (PDF, 457 KB, 26 pages)

July 1, 2013
The final rule on civil money penalties became effective today.

Farm Credit Administration Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2013–2018 (PDF, 239 KB, 12 pages). The Agency welcomes your feedback on the plan. Please send comments to reg-comm@fca.gov.

June 26, 2013
2013 Peer Review of the Office of Inspector General's Audit Function (3 pages, 2.08 MB)

June 20, 2013
FCA Board Appoints Elizabeth Dean as Inspector General (news release)

A special closed meeting to appoint an FCA official was held yesterday by the FCA Board.

June 14, 2013
FCA's 2012 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 72 pages, 8.30 MB)

FCA's Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Mission Performance: 2012 Results (PDF, 19 pages, 0.98 MB)

June 13, 2013
FCA Board Receives Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Lending (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 151 KB)

Approved Minutes of May 9, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 21 pages, 555 KB)

June 12, 2013
The final rule on liquidity and funding became effective today.

Second Quarter FY 2013 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function
(PDF, 6 pages, 95.3 KB)

June 4, 2013
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of March 31, 2013

A direct final rule became effective yesterday. The rule amends certain FCA regulations to conform references in these regulations regarding U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification.

June 3, 2013
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 283 pages, 3.23 MB)

May 28, 2013
High-Cost Mortgage and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) (Informational Memorandum)

May 28, 2013
Final Rules on Appraisals under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (Informational Memorandum)

A final rule on unincorporated business entities was published in the Federal Register today.

May 21, 2013
A timeline commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Farm Credit Administration was added to the History page of the FCA website.

May 17, 2013
FCA has added the following page to its website: Ethics and Arm’s-Length Role.

May 15, 2013
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 (PDF, 778 KB, 18 pages)

May 9, 2013
FCA Board Approves Final Rule on Use of Unincorporated Business Entities (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 43.4 KB)

Approved Minutes of April 11, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 40 pages, 2.05 MB)

May 8, 2013
A notice was published in the Federal Register today announcing the reopening of the comment period for the proposed rule on liquidity management at Farmer Mac. The comment period ends on June 7.

May 1, 2013
Two frequently asked questions have been added to the FAQs about the Disclosure and Reporting Rule page. See questions 8B and 8C regarding the annual meeting information statement.

April 25, 2013
A final rule on adjusting civil money penalties for inflation was published in the Federal Register today.

April 23, 2013
A final rule on liquidity and funding was published in the Federal Register on April 18.

Also on April 18, the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation published a policy statement concerning assistance in the Federal Register. This policy statement replaces the previous policy statement concerning stand-alone assistance.

April 22, 2013
Final rule on Mortgage Loan Originator Qualification and Compensation Practices Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (Informational Memorandum)

April 15, 2013
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of April 1, 2013

FCA Plain Writing Act Compliance Report (PDF, 7 pages, 67 KB)

April 11, 2013
FCA Board Approves Final Rule to Reflect Mandatory Changes in Civil Money Penalties (news release)

Approved Minutes of March 14, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 16 pages, 1.04 MB)

April 9, 2013
A direct final rule was published in the Federal Register today. The rule amends certain FCA regulations to conform references in these regulations regarding U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification.

March 29, 2013
Interagency Statement on the Impact of Biggert-Waters Act (Informational Memorandum)

March 19, 2013
First Quarter FY 2013 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 6 pages, 58 KB)

March 15, 2013
Approved Minutes of February 14, 2013, FCA Board Meeting (PDF, 16 pages, 706 KB)

March 14, 2013
FCA Board Adopts Final Rule to Amend Liquidity Reserve Requirement (news release)

March 11, 2013
Chief FOIA Officer Report to the Department of Justice Pursuant to Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines (PDF, 8 pages, 72 KB)

March 8, 2013
Clarification to FCA Regulation §618.8320(b)(7) (Informational Memorandum)

Escrow Requirements Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (Informational Memorandum)

Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (Informational Memorandum)

FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 202 pages, 625 KB)

February 21, 2013
Roger Paulsen Named Deputy Director of FCA's Office of Examination (news release)

February 19, 2013
A Notice of Petition for Regulatory Change and Request for Comment was published today in the Federal Register. This notice relates to the petition by the Farm Credit Council for FCA to repeal a regulatory provision requiring nonbinding advisory votes on senior officer compensation. The comment period ends on April 22.

February 15, 2013
Spring 2013 FCA Regulatory Projects Plan

Remarks by the Honorable Jill Long Thompson at the Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting (PDF, 53 KB, 7 pages)

February 14, 2013
FCA Board Approves Spring 2013 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Projects Plan (news release)

February 12, 2013
Debbie Wilson Named Associate Director and Team Leader
of Operations, Management and Accounting Team
(news release)

February 8, 2013
Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2013 (Informational Memorandum)

January 31, 2013
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 197 pages, 1.29 MB) and FCA Regulations (PDF, 446 pages, 5.96 MB)

January 25, 2013
Compliance with the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Informational Memorandum)

A proposed rule on capital planning at the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) was published in the Federal Register today. The comment period ends on March 26.

January 16, 2013
FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2012
(PDF, 903 KB, 15 pages; Machine Readable, 27 KB)

January 10, 2013
FCA Board Holds January Meeting (news release)

January 8, 2013
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of January 1, 2013

January 7, 2013
FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 673 pages, 2.04 MB) and FCA Regulations (PDF, 446 pages, 6.06 MB)

January 4, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012, was the effective date for a final rule governing investments held by institutions of the Farm Credit System (Investment Management Final Rule). It was also the effective date for a final rule governing investment management practices of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac Investment Management Rule).

December 21, 2012
Fourth Quarter and FY 2012 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 12 pages, 152 KB)

December 13, 2012
FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule on Capital Planning at Farmer Mac (news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 28 KB)

December 12, 2012
Truth in Lending and Consumer Leasing - Annual Adjustments (Informational Memorandum)

December 7, 2012
LARS and FCSLoans1 Data Collection (Informational Memorandum)

December 5, 2012
2013 Board Meeting Schedule

December 4, 2012
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of September 30, 2012

Senior Officer Compensation Final Rule – Compliance Date Extension (Informational Memorandum)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Extends Date for New Mortgage Disclosures (Informational Memorandum)

November 30, 2012
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 673 pages, 7.88 MB)

November 28, 2012
Jill Long Thompson Named Chair and CEO of Farm Credit Administration (news release)

Office of Inspector General 2012 Evaluation of the Farm Credit Administration's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (PDF, 1 MB, 20 pages)

November 21, 2012
Dan Fennewald Named Director of FCA's Examination Policy Division (news release)

November 20, 2012
Regulatory risk-weighting of loans covered by Farmer Mac’s Long-Term Standby Purchase Commitment program (Informational Memorandum)

November 19, 2012
Clarification to FCA Regulation §618.8320(b)(7) (Informational Memorandum)

November 16, 2012
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2012 (PDF, 348 KB, 21 pages)

November 13, 2012
Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2012 (PDF, 2.57 MB, 73 pages)

November 9, 2012
FCA Board Holds November Meeting (news release)

November 8, 2012
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2012 (PDF, 10 pages, 408 KB)

November 7, 2012
A final rule to amend FCA regulations governing investments held by institutions of the Farm Credit System was published in the Federal Register on November 5.

On the same date, a final rule was published that amends FCA regulations governing investment management practices of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac).

November 5, 2012
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 618 pages, 2.73 MB)

November 2, 2012
FCA Handbook Section: FCA Bookletters (PDF, 155 pages, 1.44 MB)

October 31, 2012
Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of October 1, 2012

October 24, 2012
See update to FCA’s Flood Disaster Protection page. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a memorandum on the effective date of the revised Standard Flood Hazard Determination form.

October 12, 2012
National Oversight Plan for Fiscal Year 2013 (Informational Memorandum)

October 11, 2012
FCA Board Approves Two Final Rules Governing Investment Management and Bookletter on Financing Local Food Farmers (news release)

Providing Credit to Farmers and Ranchers Operating in Local/Regional Food Systems (Bookletter)

October 9, 2012
The final rule regarding compensation, retirement programs, and related benefits was published in the Federal Register on October 3.

A notice was published in the Federal Register on October 2 announcing the reopening of the comment period for the proposed rule on margin and capital requirements for covered swap entities. The comment period ends on November 26.

FCA Handbook Sections: FCA Board Policy Statements (PDF, 59 pages, 582 KB), FCA Pending Regulations and Notices (PDF, 568 pages, 6.37 MB)

October 4, 2012
Establishment and Implementation of a Shared-Asset Identifier (bookletter) (PDF, 3 pages, 91 KB)

September 24, 2012
Survey of the Farm Credit Administration's Use of Social Media (PDF, 29 pages, 1.78 MB)

September 17, 2012
Third Quarter FY 2012 Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function (PDF, 7 pages, 64 KB)

September 14, 2012
Fall 2012 Regulatory Performance Plan

September 13, 2012
FCA Board Approves Final Rules on Compensation Disclosures and System Audit Committee (news release)

Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2013-2014
(PDF, 599 KB, 28 pages)

August 31, 2012
William Dunn Named Associate Director and Team Leader of Finance and Capital Markets Team (news release)

Jerome Fowlkes Named Associate Director and Team Leader of Credit and Mission Team (news release)

Recruiting Schedule for Fall 2012

August 21, 2012
Office of Inspector General Report of Inspection: Information Technology Equipment Acquisition (PDF, 870 KB, 22 pages)

August 9, 2012
FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule on Use of Unincorporated Business Entities
(news release) and related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 21.3 KB)

August 8, 2012
FCA Board Considers Impact of Drought on Farmers and Farm Credit System (news release)

FCA Handbook Section: FCA Regulations (PDF, 442 pages, 1.38 MB)

August 7, 2012
Revised Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (Informational Memorandum)

Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Compensation Rules (Informational Memorandum)

July 12, 2012
FCA Board Receives Report on Funding Environment for Farm Credit System (news release)

Statement on the Drought by FCA Chairman and CEO Leland A. Strom (PDF, 29 KB, 1 page)

Statement on the Drought by FCA Board Member Jill Long Thompson (PDF, 20 KB, 1 page)

Statement on the Drought by FCA Board Member Kenneth Spearman (PDF, 20 KB, 1 page)

Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Annual Meeting on June 25, 2012 (PDF, 65 KB, 7 pages)

July 6, 2012
FCA's 2011 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 70 pages, 6.46 MB)

June 29, 2012
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of March 31, 2012

June 22, 2012
FCA's Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Mission Performance: 2011 Results (PDF, 21 pages, 1.14 MB) and a related fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages, 48 KB)

June 18, 2012
Second Quarter FY 2012 Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function (PDF, 6 pages, 46 KB)

The final rule on operating and strategic business planning is effective today.

June 14, 2012
FCA Board Receives Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Lending (news release)

May 16, 2012
Association Investments (Informational Memorandum)

May 10, 2012
FCA Board Receives Update on Implementation of Rules Associated with Dodd-Frank Act (news release)

Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012 (PDF, 21 pages, 357 KB)

May 8, 2012
A final rule was published in the Federal Register on May 1. The rule requires the board of directors of each Farm Credit System institution to adopt an operational and strategic business plan to include, among other things, outreach toward diversity and inclusion.

May 2, 2012
Long-Term Standby Purchase Commitments (Informational Memorandum)

April 19, 2012
Barry Mardock Named Deputy Director for Farm Credit Administration's Office of Regulatory Policy (news release)

April 17, 2012
The Director's Role, updated and revised (PDF, 66 pages, 7.89 MB)

Mergers, Name Changes, and Other Corporate Activity as of April 1, 2012

April 13, 2012
FCA Plain Writing Act Compliance Report (PDF, 7 pages, 123 KB)

April 12, 2012
FCA Board Approves Final Rule to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Business Planning (news release)

April 2, 2012
A report containing statistical data on equal employment opportunity complaints filed at FCA as of March 31, 2012, is available. This report complies with requirements of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act).

First Quarter FY 2012 Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function (PDF, 7 pages, 56 KB)

FCA Appoints Steve Gabriel as Chief Economist (news release)

March 21, 2012
The comment period has been extended until April 16, 2012, for the proposed rule on senior officer compensation.

March 15, 2012
Comment Period Extended for Proposed Rule on Senior Officer Compensation (news release)

March 12, 2012
Remarks by the Honorable Kenneth A. Spearman at the AgriBank Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 4, 2012 (PDF, 78 KB, 7 pages)

March 2, 2012
Chief FOIA Officer Report to the Department of Justice Pursuant to Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines (PDF, 9 pages, 112 KB)

February 14, 2012
A proposed rule to amend FCA’s regulations on the authorities of the System Audit Committee was published in the Federal Register today. The comment period closes on April 16, 2012.

February 13, 2012
Spring 2012 Regulatory Performance Plan

February 10, 2012
FCA Board Approves Spring 2012 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

February 3, 2012
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at USDA’s The Many Faces of Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food: A Local/Regional Food System Conference (PDF, 66 KB, 3 pages)

February 2, 2012
Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2012 (Informational Memorandum)

February 1, 2012
Slide presentation delivered by FCA staff at Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting on January 24, 2012 (PDF, 575 KB, 18 pages)

January 26, 2012
FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2011
(PDF, 410 KB, 15 pages; Machine Readable, 26 KB)

January 25, 2012
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting (PDF, 79 KB, 7 pages)

January 23, 2012
A proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register to amend FCA regulations related to Farm Credit System bank and association disclosures to shareholders and investors.

January 17, 2012
Office of Inspector General Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 Performance Report (PDF, 385 KB, 15 pages)

January 12, 2012
FCA Board Issues Proposed Rule on System Audit Committee (news release)

December 14, 2011
Fourth Quarter and FY 2011 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 8 pages, 235 KB)

December 8, 2011
FCA Board Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Regulations Related to Stockholder Disclosures Regarding Senior Officer Compensation (news release)

December 7, 2011
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2011
(PDF, 22 pages, 437 KB)

December 2, 2011
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of September 30, 2011

Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2011 (PDF, 10 pages, 985 KB)

November 18, 2011
Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: Contracting Activities (PDF, 403 KB, 23 pages)

Office of Inspector General 2011 Evaluation of the Farm Credit Administration's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (PDF, 1.7 MB, 31 pages)

November 17, 2011
FCA Ranks as Fifth Best Place to Work among Small Federal Agencies (news release)

Statement of FCA Chairman and CEO Leland A. Strom Regarding the Agency's "Best Places to Work" Award (PDF, 24 KB, 1 page)

November 15, 2011
Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2011 (PDF, 2.25 MB, 76 pages)

November 9, 2011
FCA Board Issues Proposed Rule Amending Liquidity Management Regulation (news release)

Ethics, Independence, Arm's-Length Role, Ex Parte Communications and Open Government (FCA Board Policy Statement 81)

October 31, 2011
A report containing statistical data on equal employment opportunity complaints filed at FCA as of September 30, 2011, is available. This report complies with requirements of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act).

A notice and request for comments on interagency questions and answers regarding flood insurance was published in the Federal Register on October 17. The comment period ends on December 1, 2011.

October 13, 2011
FCA Board Approves Charter for New Service Corporation, Issues Proposed Rule on Liquidity and Investment Rules for Farmer Mac (news release)

Fact Sheet on Farmer Mac Non-Program Investment and Liquidity Management: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF, 47 KB, 4 pages)

October 12, 2011
Amendments to Regulations Implementing the RESPA, the FACT Act, and the ECOA (Informational Memorandum)

September 20, 2011
Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Third Quarter FY 2011 (PDF, 57 KB, 7 pages)

September 16, 2011
Remarks by Kenneth Spearman to the Farm Credit East Board Planning Meeting (PDF, 116 KB, 6 pages)

September 15, 2011
Thais Mootz Named Director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion for Farm Credit Administration (news release)

Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: Approval Process of Funding Corporation Debt Issuances (PDF, 513 KB, 20 pages)

September 9, 2011
FCA Board Approves Fall 2011 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

Fall 2011 Regulatory Performance Plan

September 6, 2011
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of June 30, 2011

September 1, 2011
Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2012-2013
(PDF, 460 KB, 30 pages)

August 11, 2011
FCA Board Approves Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Solicit Comments on Alternatives to Credit Ratings (news release)

August 9, 2011
Statement of FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom on Recent Standard & Poor's Rating Actions (news release)

July 20, 2011
Fact Sheet on Investment Management (PDF, 4 pages, 50.42 KB)

July 18, 2011
FCA's 2010 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 70 pages, 2.7 MB)

July 14, 2011
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule on Investment Management (news release)

July 7, 2011
Truth in Lending and Consumer Leasing – Annual Adjustments (Informational Memorandum)

June 30, 2011
USDA Guaranteed Investments (as clarified and modified) (Informational Memorandum)

June 29, 2011
FCS Major Financial Indicators as of March 31, 2011

June 23, 2011
Agencies Extend Comment Period on Swap Margin and Capital Proposed Rulemaking (news release). Also see the related Federal Register notice.

FCA Board Announces Selection of Director of Office of Regulatory Policy (news release)

June 22, 2011
FCA Board Grants Preliminary Approval for Plan of Merger by U.S. AgBank and CoBank (news release). Also see related statements issued by FCA Chairman and CEO Leland A. Strom and Board Members Kenneth Spearman and Jill Long Thompson.

June 20, 2011
Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Second Quarter FY 2011 (PDF, 61 KB, 9 pages)

June 9, 2011
FCA Board Approves Advance Notice to Seek Input on Changes to Risk-Based Capital Stress Test (news release)

June 3, 2011
Farm Credit Administration Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2011–2016 (PDF, 241 KB, 9 pages). The Agency welcomes your feedback on the plan. Please send comments to reg-comm@fca.gov.

As required by the Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning Implementing Instructions, we are releasing a statement (PDF, 69 KB, 2 pages) that commits our Agency to addressing the impacts climate change may have on our operations and assets through adaptation planning.

May 25, 2011
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1 through March 31, 2011 (PDF, 24 pages, 397 KB)

A proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register to require Farm Credit System institutions to emphasize diversity and inclusion in their human capital and marketing plans.

A final rule was published today in the Federal Register to permit Farm Credit System institutions with direct-lending authority to purchase from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation agricultural and cooperative loans that meet eligibility requirements for Farm Credit System financing.

Plain Writing at FCA (new Web page)

May 24, 2011

A final rule was published today in the Federal Register to amend regulations relating to lending and leasing limits and loan and lease concentration risk mitigation. The effective date of the rule is delayed until July 1, 2012. A notice of the effective date will be published in the Federal Register.

May 17, 2011
FCA Chairman Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Northern Illinois University (news release)

Michael Stokke to Serve as Acting Executive Assistant to FCA Chairman and CEO (news release)

May 12, 2011
FCA Board Approves Final Rule on Lending and Leasing Limits and Final Rule on Loans Purchased from FDIC (news release)

May 9, 2011
Amendments to Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) and Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

April 18, 2011
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom, Texas FCB Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7, 2011 (PDF, 51 KB, 6 pages)

April 12, 2011
Information and Guidance for Registering Mortgage Loan Originators Under the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (Informational Memorandum)

Agencies Seek Comment on Swap Margin and Capital Requirements (joint news release issued by FCA and four other Federal agencies)

April 8, 2011
Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on FCA's Operating Status (Informational Memorandum)

April 4, 2011
FCS Major Financial Indicator Data as of December 31, 2010

April 1, 2011
Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, First Quarter FY 2011 (PDF, 57 KB, 6 pages)

March 11, 2011
FCA Board Receives Reports on Borrower Rights FAQs and Dodd-Frank Act Regulatory Projects (news release)

Amendments to Higher-Priced Mortgage Loan Escrow Provisions of Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

March 1, 2011
Regulator Roundtable on Farm Real Estate Collateral Risk, February 17--remarks and presentations:

February 18, 2011
Opening Remarks at the Regulator Roundtable on Farm Real Estate Collateral Risk (PDF, 3 pages, 41 KB)

February 14, 2011
2010 Peer Review of the Office of Inspector General Audit Function (PDF, 6 pages, 959 KB)

February 10, 2011
FCA Board Approves Spring 2011 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

February 9, 2011
A notice was published today in the Federal Register regarding the establishment of a new system of records to satisy requirements of the S.A.F.E. Act. The comment period for this notice ends on March 15.

February 7, 2011
Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2011 (Informational Memorandum)

January 31, 2011
Agencies Announce Start of Initial Registration Period Under S.A.F.E. Act's Mortgage Loan Originator Provisions (news release)

January 27, 2011
FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2010 (PDF, 138 KB, 15 pages; Machine Readable, 15 KB)

January 26, 2011
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting (PDF, 45 KB, 6 pages)

January 21, 2011
FCA Board Announces Selection of Director of Secondary Market Oversight (news release)

January 13, 2011
FCA Board Hears Auditor’s Report on FCA’s FY 2010/2009 Financial Statements (news release)

January 12, 2011
FCS Major Financial Indicator data as of September 30, 2010

Recruiting Schedule for Spring 2011

December 23, 2010
Attention FCS Institutions: See update on SAFE Act page regarding registration of residential mortgage loan originators.

December 16, 2010
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Statements (PDF, 9 pages, 389 KB)

Fourth Quarter and FY 2010 Office of Inspector General Summary Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 7 pages, 105 KB)

December 13, 2010
FCA Board Approves Proposed Bookletter on Farm Credit System Investment Asset Management (news release)

Farm Credit System Investment Asset Management (Bookletter)

Farmland Values and Collateral Risk Guidance (slide presentation, PDF, 20 pages, 2.62 MB)

December 3, 2010
Interim Final Rule Amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

December 2, 2010
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2010 (PDF, 27 pages, 406 KB)

National Oversight Plan for Fiscal Year 2011 (Informational Memorandum)

November 17, 2010
2010 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Evaluation (PDF, 26 pages, 1.49 MB)

November 15, 2010
Farm Credit Administration Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2010
(PDF, 72 pages, 2.31 MB)

November 10, 2010
The comment period has been extended until May 4, 2011, for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on mapping FCA’s current regulatory capital requirements to the “Tier 1/Tier 2” capital framework of the Basel Accord and federal banking agencies. The notice announcing the extension was published in the Federal Register on November 8.

FCA Adopts Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Disclosure of Senior Officer Compensation (news release)

Farm Credit Administration Announces Personnel Changes (news release)

Serving the Members of Farm Credit System Institutions (Informational Memorandum)

Nominating Committee Brochures (Informational Memorandum)

November 5, 2010
Preferred Risk Policy Eligibility Extension (Informational Memorandum)

October 14, 2010
FCA Reaffirms Commitment to Cooperative Principles (news release)

October 3, 2010
The final rule on the registration of mortgage loan originators became effective on Friday, October 1.

September 29, 2010
Dan Fennewald Named Acting Director of Office of Secondary Market Oversight (news release)

September 26, 2010
Amendment to Conditions of Approval for RAB and ARC Pilot Investment Programs (Informational Memorandum)

September 22, 2010
Office of Inspector General Report of Inspection: Borrower Complaint Process (PDF, 934 KB, 22 pages)

September 16, 2010
Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Office of Inspector General's Survey of Farm Credit System Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function
(PDF, 58 KB, 9 pages)

September 10, 2010
FCA Sustainability Plan (PDF, 219 KB, 9 pages)

September 9, 2010
Fall 2010 Regulatory Performance Plan

September 8, 2010
FCA Board Approves the Fall 2010 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan (news release)

August 31, 2010
FCS major financial indicator data as of June 30, 2010

FCA Board Names Chief Examiner and Director of the Office of Examination (news release)

Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: Regulations and Policy Development Process (PDF, 497 KB, 12 pages)

Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2011–2012
(PDF, 880 KB, 35 pages)

August 27, 2010
Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge Banks (Informational Memorandum)

August 24, 2010
Mission-Related Investments Update, August 12, 2010 (PDF, 914 KB, 26 pages)

August 19, 2010
Truth in Lending – Annual Adjustment of Fee-Based Trigger for Additional Mortgage Loan Disclosures (Informational Memorandum)

A notice of the proposed joint and several liability reallocation agreement was published yesterday in the Federal Register. The notice is open for comment through September 17, 2010.

A proposed rule to amend regulations related to lending and leasing limits was also published in the Federal Register yesterday. It is open for comment through October 18, 2010.

August 12, 2010
FCA Board Approves Notice and Request for Comments on Proposed Joint and Several Liability Reallocation Agreement (news release)

August 6, 2010
New Web page: FCA and the S.A.F.E. Act

July 30, 2010
Office of Inspector General Report of Inspection: FCA's Adherence to the Government in the Sunshine Act (PDF, 335 KB, 10 pages)

July 28, 2010
A final rule was published today in the Federal Register to implement requirements of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (S.A.F.E. Act).

Federal Agencies Issue Final Rules to Implement S.A.F.E. Act Requirements for Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators (news release)

July 15, 2010
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the AgFirst FCB Annual Meeting (PDF, 31 KB, 4 pages)

July 9, 2010
An advance notice of proposed rulemaking was published yesterday in the Federal Register to solicit public comment on mapping FCA’s current regulatory capital requirements to the “Tier 1/Tier 2” capital framework of the Basel Accord and federal banking agencies.

July 8, 2010
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule to Amend Regulations on Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management (news release and fact sheets)

Farm Credit System Bank Merger Applications (Bookletter)

June 30, 2010
Farm Credit Administration Releases 2009 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (news release)

June 24, 2010
A direct final rule making technical changes to regulations in parts 604, 607, 612, 614, 615, 618, and 627 was published today in the Federal Register.

June 18, 2010
2009 FCA Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 74 pages, 19.1 MB)

June 17, 2010
Collateral Risk Management in Farm Credit System Institutions (Informational Memorandum)

Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Second Quarter FY 2010 (PDF, 68 KB, 8 pages)

June 12, 2010
FCA Board Approves Advance Notice on Regulatory Capital; Receives Report on Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Lending (news release), including fact sheets on the capital adequacy advance notice and the YBS lending results

FCA's Annual Report on the Farm Credit System's Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Mission Performance: 2009 Results (PDF, 309 MB, 20 pages)

June 5, 2010
Lapse and Extension of FEMA Authority to Issue Flood Insurance Contracts (Informational Memorandum)

May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, was the effective date for a final rule amending FCA regulations governing director elections and other voting procedures.

May 20, 2010
A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on May 18 permitting Farm Credit System institutions with direct-lending authority to purchase agricultural and cooperative loans from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

An advance notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on May 19 to solicit public input on possible changes to regulations governing the liquidity and investment management of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

May 17, 2010
Evaluating Strategies and Risks for Loan Pricing and Structure (Bookletter)

May 14, 2010
FCA Board Solicits Public Input Regarding Possible Changes to Regulatory Nonprogram Investment and Liquidity Requirements for Farmer Mac (news release)

May 4, 2010
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010 (PDF, 25 pages, 414 KB)

April 13, 2010
A final rule amending FCA regulations governing director elections and other voting procedures was published yesterday in the Federal Register.

April 12, 2010
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule Permitting FCS Institutions to Purchase Agricultural and Cooperative Loans from FDIC (news release)

April 1, 2010
Jill Long Thompson Appointed to Farm Credit Administration Board
(news release)

March 23, 2010
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Amendments – Credit Card Act (Informational Memorandum)

A notice was published in the Federal Register today announcing the reopening of the comment period for the proposed rule to update the Risk-Based Capital Stress Test for Farmer Mac. The comment period ends on April 22, 2010. For the full text of the proposed rule, see the initial notice of proposed rulemaking.

March 15, 2010
Chief FOIA Officer Report to the Department of Justice Pursuant to Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines (PDF, 4 pages, 52 KB)

Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2010 (Informational Memorandum)

March 14, 2010
Fact Sheet on Director Elections Final Rule (PDF, 3 pages, 51 KB)

March 12, 2010
By request, the public comment period on the proposed rule to update the Risk-Based Capital Stress Test for Farmer Mac has been reopened for 30 days. This action was approved today by a notational vote of the FCA Board.

March 11, 2010
FCA Board Approves Final Rule on Director Elections (news release)

March 4, 2010
FCA's Stress Testing Expectations for All FCS Institutions (Informational Memorandum)

March 2, 2010
Today is the effective date of a final rule amending regulations governing the disclosure of interest rates on adjustable rate loans with interest rates that are directly tied to a widely publicized external index. Please note that this rule affects both new and existing loans.

February 25, 2010
FCA Board Approves Spring 2010 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

February 24, 2010
FCA FY 2011 Budget (Proposed) and Performance Budget (PDF, 81 pages, 1.12 MB)

February 19, 2010
Farm Credit Administration Update, 2010 Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting, January 25 (Slide Presentation)

February 5, 2010
FCA Handbook's Statutes section (PDF, 271 pages, 1.68 MB)

January 29, 2010
Updated Informational Memorandum: Revised Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge or Consolidate Associations. The updates (1) clarify that subsidiary bylaws must be included in the shareholder disclosure document under certain conditions (tab 7.24), (2) require the affiliated bank to include supporting analysis with its approval (tab 19), and (3) require a letter regarding the accounting treatment for the merger transactions (tab 24).

FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2009 (PDF, 142 KB, 15 pages)

FACT Act Regulations – Risk-Based Pricing Notices(Informational Memorandum)

January 27, 2010
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting (PDF, 51 KB, 5 pages)

January 22, 2010
A proposed rule to amend regulations related to the Risk-Based Capital Stress Test used by the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation was published in the Federal Register today. The comment period ends on March 8.

Office of Inspector General Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 Performance Report (PDF, 331 KB, 15 pages)

January 15, 2010
Consumer and Borrower Rights Regulatory Compliance Requirements (Informational Memorandum)

January 14, 2010
FCA Board Hears Auditor’s Report on FCA’s FY 2009/2008 Financial Statements (news release)

January 12, 2010
Truth in Lending Act Amendments--Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act of 2009 (Informational Memorandum)

December 31, 2009
A final rule amending borrower rights regulations governing the disclosure of effective interest rates was published in the Federal Register on December 22.

December 29, 2009
Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Fourth Quarter and FY 2009 Summary Report (8 pages)

December 17, 2009
Amendments to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

December 16, 2009
National Oversight Plan for Fiscal Year 2010 (Informational Memorandum)

December 10, 2009
FCA Board Adopts Final Rule on Disclosing Interest Rates (news release)

December 2, 2009
Remarks of the Honorable Leland A. Strom at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Conference on Perspectives on the Future of Agriculture in the Midwest, December 1, 2009

November 23, 2009
Oral Statement (PDF, 2 pages, 48.7 KB) and Testimony (PDF, 10 pages, 84.9 KB) by Chairman and CEO Leland A. Strom before the House Committee on Agriculture regarding the Financial Stability Improvement Act Discussion Draft

November 19, 2009
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF, 10 pages, 2.66 MB)

Office of Inspector General 2009 Evaluation of the Farm Credit Administration's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (PDF, 30 pages, 1.10 MB)

November 13, 2009
FCA Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF, 75 pages, 5.79 MB)

FCA Board Authorizes FCS Banks to Hold Certain Rural Housing Mortgage-Backed Securities as Mission-Related Investments (news release)

Rural Housing Mortgage-Backed Securities (Bookletter)

My Thoughts on Association Mergers in Economically Challenging Times
(Memo from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom to FCS Boards of Directors)

November 10, 2009
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2009 (PDF, 26 pages, 503 KB)

November 3, 2009
FCA Board Policy Statements (PDF, 55 pages, 214 KB)

On October 30, FCA published a notice in the Federal Register containing a list of all FCA Board Policy Statements along with the full text of the revised Policy Statement 79, Consideration and Referral of Supervisory and Enforcement Actions.

October 30, 2009
A final notice of intent was published on Monday, October 26, in the Federal Register in response to public comments related to regulatory burden.

October 22, 2009
The direct final rule to give the FCA Board greater flexibility in scheduling Board meetings is effective today.

October 16, 2009
FCA Board Approves Final Notice on Regulatory Burden (news release)

October 14, 2009
Kenneth A. Spearman Appointed to Farm Credit Administration Board (news release)

September 18, 2009
Amendments to Open-End Consumer Credit Provisions of Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

September 11, 2009
Office of Inspector General's Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Third Quarter FY 2009 (8 pages)

September 10, 2009
FCA Board Approves the Fall 2009 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

Fall 2009 Regulatory Performance Plan

September 4, 2009
Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (Informational Memorandum)

September 1, 2009
A direct final rule to give the FCA Board greater flexibility in scheduling Board meetings was published yesterday in the Federal Register.

August 31, 2009
Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan and Budgets, Fiscal Years 2010–2011 (PDF, 862 KB, 35 pages)

August 27, 2009
FACT Act Regulations and Resources (Informational Memorandum)

Annual Adjustment of Fee-Based Trigger for Additional Mortgage Loan Disclosures (Informational Memorandum)

August 13, 2009
FCA Board Adopts Direct Final Rule to Permit Greater Flexibility in Scheduling Board Meetings (news release)

August 10, 2009
The final rule on disclosure and accounting requirements became effective on Wednesday, August 5.

July 27, 2009
Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: Office of Examination Travel Expense Budgeting, Usage, and Control, July 23, 2009 (11 pages)

Office of Inspector General Report of Audit: Certification and Accreditation Process
, July 21, 2009 (15 pages)

July 21, 2009
Agencies Release Revisions to Interagency Questions and Answers and Proposed New Questions Regarding Flood Insurance (news release)

July 10, 2009
FCA Board Approves Guidance on Compensation Committees and Eligibility and Scope of Financing for Limited Liability Companies (news release). Attached to the release are PDFs containing Frequently Asked Questions on Borrower Rights and two bookletters.

Compensation Committee (Bookletter)

Determining Eligibility and Scope of Financing for Limited Liability Companies (Bookletter)

July 2, 2009
Confronting the Increased Risk Environment (Memo from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom to FCS Boards of Directors)

July 1, 2009
Allowance for Loan Losses (Informational Memorandum)

Office of Inspector General Report of Inspection: Distribution, Usage and Control of Purchase and Travel Cards at the Farm Credit Administration I-09-01 (pdf, 20 pages, 546 KB)

June 30, 2009
Farm Credit System Ends 2008 in Safe and Sound Condition, Annual Report Shows (news release)

June 25, 2009
Corrected Informational Memorandum: Revised Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge or Consolidate Associations. Correction adds information about the certification required for interim financial statements (tab 14) and about the certification for the pro forma financial statements (tab 15). Also see corrected instructions in tab 15.

June 22, 2009
A proposed rule to amend borrower rights regulations governing the disclosure of effective interest rates was published in the Federal Register on June 19. The comment period is open until August 18.

June 18, 2009
The final rule on disclosure and accounting requirements was published in the Federal Register on June 17.

June 15, 2009
Office of Inspector General's Survey of Farm Credit System Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF, 42.8 KB, 6 pages)

June 12, 2009
Testimony of Chairman Leland A. Strom before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research on June 11, 2009 (PDF, 7 pages, 61.7 KB)

FCA 2008 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System
(PDF, 70 pages, 27.6 MB)

June 11, 2009
The proposed rule to implement the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act was published in the Federal Register on June 9. The notice was issued jointly by FCA and five other financial regulators

FCA Board Approves Final Rule on Disclosure and Accounting Requirements, Receives Report on Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Lending(news release) with related Fact Sheet and PowerPoint presentation

June 10, 2009
Responding to Local Financial Institution Failures
(Memo from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom to FCS Boards of Directors)

June 1, 2009
Federal Agencies Propose Rule to Implement S.A.F.E. Act Mortgage Loan Originator Registration Requirements (news release, with link to full text of proposed rule)

Russell Middleton Named Associate Director for Congressional Affairs(news release)

May 29, 2009
The comment period for the proposed rule on FCS bank and association director elections has been extended for 60 days. The comment period now ends on August 14, 2009. The notice announcing the extension was published in the Federal Register on May 22.

May 21, 2009
Amendments to Home Mortgage Provisions of Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) (Informational Memorandum)

May 20, 2009
Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009 (PDF, 544 KB, 23 pages)

May 15, 2009
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule Governing Effective Interest Rate Disclosure (news release)

April 16, 2009
FCA Board Approves Interagency Questions and Answers on Flood Insurance (news release)

A proposed rule to amend rules on FCS bank and association director elections was published in the Federal Register today. The comment period ends on June 15.

The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation issued a direct final rule amending its premium regulations to reflect amendments of the Farm Credit Act of 1971 that were made by the enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. The rule was published in the Federal Register yesterday.

April 3, 2009
Use of State-Chartered Business Entities to Hold Acquired Property (Bookletter)

April 1, 2009
Office of Inspector General's Survey of Farm Credit System Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF, 45 KB, 6 pages)

March 27, 2009
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom, Texas Farm Credit Bank Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 27, 2009 (PDF, 34 KB, 5 pages)

March 25, 2009
Fact Sheet on Director Elections Proposed Rule

March 13, 2009
Notice of Prohibition (Informational Memorandum)

FCA Board Approves Proposed Rule on Director Elections (news release)

March 3, 2009
Financial Institution Rating System (Informational Memorandum)

February 24, 2009
Revised Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge or Consolidate Associations
(Informational Memorandum)

February 23, 2009
Executive Compensation (Memo from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom to FCS Boards of Directors)

February 12, 2009
FCA Board Approves Spring 2009 Unified Agenda, Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

February 5, 2009
Regulation C Amendments Revising Rules for Reporting Price Information on Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (Informational Memorandum)

Amendments to the Regulatory Requirements of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Informational Memorandum)

February 4, 2009
Remarks by the Honorable Leland A. Strom, Farm Credit Council Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, January 27, 2009 (PDF, 24 KB, 6 pages)

January 30, 2009
FCA Freedom of Information Act Annual Report, FY 2008 (PDF, 132 KB, 15 pages)

January 27, 2009
Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2009 (Informational Memorandum)

The final rule to adjust civil money penalties for inflation was published in the Federal Register on January 15 and became effective January 16.

January 9, 2009
FCA Board Hears Auditor's Report on FCA's FY 2008/2007 Financial Statements (news release)

December 23, 2008
Office of Inspector General's Survey of Farm Credit System Institutions Regarding the Agency's Examination Function, Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Summary Report (PDF, 103 KB, 9 pages)

December 22, 2008
Consumer and Borrower Rights Regulatory Compliance Requirements (Informational Memorandum)

December 16, 2008
Farm Credit Administration Names Director of Congressional and Public Affairs (news release)

December 12, 2008
FCA Board Approves Final Rule to Adjust Civil Money Penalties (news release)

November 25, 2008
Disclosure and Accounting Requirements Proposed Rule

November 24, 2008
Market Emergency Standby Resolution (PDF, 44 KB, 3 pages)

November 19, 2008
Office of Inspector General Audit of FCA's Financial Statements, FY 2008 (PDF, 427 KB, 10 pages)

November 14, 2008
Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2008 (PDF, 2.38 MB, 79 pages)

National Oversight and Examination Program for FY 2009 (Informational Memorandum)

November 13, 2008
FCA Board Adopts Market Emergency Standby Resolution (news release)

Statement from Chairman Leland A. Strom
(news release)

Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2008 (PDF, 298 KB, 23 pages)

October 31, 2008
Current and Future Challenges (Memo from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom to FCS Boards of Directors)

October 10, 2008
FCA Board Adopts Proposed Rule on Disclosure and Accounting Requirements (news release)

October 7, 2008
OIG 2008 Evaluation of FCA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (PDF, 414 KB, 22 pages)

October 1, 2008
Statement from FCA Chairman Leland A. Strom (news release)

FCA Receives Quarter-End Capital Number from Farmer Mac (news release)

September 17, 2008
Mission Investments Update (PDF, 15 pages, 2,075 KB)

Third Quarter FY 2008 OIG Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 8 pages)

September 11, 2008
FCA Board Approves Bookletter on Director Candidate Disclosures (news release)

Distribution of Director Candidate Information (Bookletter)

September 5, 2008
FCA has clarified how an FCS institution is to incorporate its board's self-evaluation into its operational and strategic business plan. See item no. 22a in the list of FAQs About Governance Changes in 2006.

August 14, 2008
Notice: The public comment period for the Rural Community Investments proposed rule closes Friday, August 15, 2008.

Office of Inspector General Strategic and Operating Performance Plan, Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010

FCA Board Approves the Fall 2008 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Performance Plan (news release)

August 4, 2008
The final rule amending the capital regulations governing Farmer Mac became effective on July 25. The notice of effective date was published in the Federal Register.

July 22, 2008
The final rule amending the regulation governing the financing of processing and marketing operations by FCS institutions became effective July 17. The notice of effective date was published in the Federal Register.

July 14, 2008
FCA Board Considers Impact of Midwest Flooding on the Farm Credit System (news release)

July 10, 2008
FCA 2007 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System (PDF, 64 pages, 32 MB)

July 3, 2008
William Hoffman Named Chief Operating Officer for Farm Credit Administration (news release)

June 24, 2008
FCA Commends Farm Credit System for Working with Borrowers Affected by Midwest Floods (news release)

June 23, 2008
The notice of intent and request for comment on Regulatory Burden (73 FR 35361) was published in the Federal Register today. The comment period for this rule ends on August 22.

Second Quarter FY 2008 OIG Report on the Survey of FCS Institutions Regarding the Examination Function (PDF, 8 pages)

Report of Audit: Information Technology Infrastructure Project Management (PDF, 15 pages)

FY 2007 Audit of FCA's Financial Statements (PDF, 10 pages)

June 20, 2008
The proposed rule on Rural Community Investments (73 FR 33931) was published in the Federal Register on June 16.

June 12, 2008
FCS Lending to Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers Remains Solid (news release)

June 2, 2008
Leland Strom Is Designated as Chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (news release)

May 28, 2008
Office of Inspector General Audit Report: Efficiencies Realized Through Outsourcing (PDF, 13 pages, 296 KB)

May 20, 2008
FAQs About Collateral Evaluations

May 12, 2008
Office of Inspector General, Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 2007, through March 30, 2008 (PDF, 20 pages, 302 KB)

May 8, 2008
FCA Board Adopts a Proposed Rule to Authorize FCS Institutions to Make Rural Community Investments (news release). For more information on the proposed rule, see the fact sheet attached to the news release.

April 23, 2008
Informational Memorandum: Collateral Evaluation Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions

Comments by Andrew D. Jacob at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Agricultural Forum

April 10, 2008
The Office of Inspector General has added one peer review and the five most recent FCS survey reports to its list of Other Inspector General Publications.

FCA Board Issues a Final Rule Amending the Criteria that Processing and Marketing Operations Must Meet to Qualify for FCS Financing (news release). For more information on the final rule, see the fact sheet attached to the news release.

March 21, 2008
FCA and five other Federal financial institution regulatory agencies issued a joint news release today titled "Agencies Release Proposed Revisions to Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance."

March 13, 2008
FCA Board Approves Proposed Revisions to “Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance” (news release)

February 26, 2008
The Frequently Asked Questions on the Disclosure and Reporting Rule have been updated.

February 19, 2008
Floor Nomination Procedures for System Associations and Banks (Bookletter 055, issued by the FCA Board on February 14, 2008)

February 14, 2008
FCA Board Identifies Conditions Warranting Referral to the FCA Regulatory Enforcement Committee (news release)

February 12, 2008
Informational Memorandum: Instructions for Filing Part 620 Reports with FCA

The final rule on Disclosure to Shareholders—Annual Report to Shareholders became effective on February 6. The notice (PDF, 1 page, 37.67 KB) was published today in the Federal Register.

February 5, 2008
Informational Memorandum: Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2008

January 31, 2008
FCA FY 2007 Freedom of Information Act Annual Report (PDF, 11 pages, 60.53 KB)

January 17, 2008
Effect of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158 on Regulatory Capital (Bookletter 054, approved by the FCA Board on January 8, 2008)

January 10, 2008
FCA Board Hears Auditor’s Report on FCA’s FY 2007/2006 Financial Statements (news release)

December 28, 2007
FCA issued five Informational Memorandums in December 2007:

December 27, 2007
The direct final rule on Disclosure to Investors in System-Wide and Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm Credit System was published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2007.

The final rule on Priority of Claims—Joint and Several Liability and the direct final rule on Priority of Claims—Subordinated Debt became effective November 16, 2007.

The final rule on Disclosure to Shareholders—Annual Report to Shareholders was published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2007.

December 14, 2007
FCA Board Rescinds Policy Guidance Documents Governing Farm Credit System Institutions (news release)

Updates to sections of the FCA Examination Manual—Information Technology are now available.

December 11, 2007
On November 9, 2007, sections of Regulations B, M, and Z pertaining to the electronic delivery of disclosures were amended. For more information, see FCA’s E-commerce page.

November 14, 2007
FCA Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2007 (PDF, 82 pages, 6.00 MB)

November 8, 2007
FCA Board Adopts Final Rule Extending Distribution Deadline for FCS Annual Reports to Shareholders (news release)

November 6, 2007
Advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the Capital Adequacy–Basel Accord was published in the Federal Register last week. The comment period for this rule ends on March 31, 2008.

October 12, 2007
Office of Inspector General, Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1 through September 30, 2007 (PDF, 19 pages, 399.37 KB)

FCA Board Adopts Final Rule to Require External Auditors of the Funding Corporation to Directly Assess Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (news release)

October 5, 2007
2007 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Evaluation
(PDF, 18 pages, 181.98 KB)

October 2, 2007
FCA has clarified that service corporations are technically required to conduct annual board self-evaluations. See item no. 5 in the list of FAQs related to governance changes in 2006.

September 13, 2007
FCA Board Approves Final Rules on Priority of Claims (news release)

August 28, 2007
Office of Inspector General FY 2008-2009 Strategic and Operating Performance Plan (PDF, 35 pages, 885.89 KB)

August 14, 2007
FCA published an Informational Memorandum titled Adverse Actions Based on Consumer Credit Reports.

August 10, 2007
FCA issued a revised Bookletter titled Providing Sound and Constructive Credit to Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers or Harvesters of Aquatic Products.

August 3, 2007
The Office of Inspector General has issued a report on its inspection of FCA’s Enforcement Program. (PDF, 11 pages, 178.56 KB)

The 2006 Peer Review of FCA’s Office of Inspector General is available. (PDF, 1 page)

June 29, 2007
FCA 2006 Annual Report on the Farm Credit System contains information on the financial condition and performance of the FCS and on its service to young, beginning and small farmers. (PDF, 74 pages, 4.14 MB)

June 19, 2007
Disclosure and Reporting Rule Frequently Asked Questions and a related table providing a Summary of Compliance Dates are available.

June 14, 2007
Farm Credit Administration Considers Revisions to Capital Rules (news release)

May 10, 2007
Farm Credit System Lending to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers and Ranchers Continues to Increase (news release)

March 27, 2007
Chairman Nancy C. Pellett's testimony (PDF, 16 pages, 46.01 KB) presented at the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research hearing regarding a review of credit availability in rural America.

March 6, 2007
The Role of Farm Credit System Nominating Committees (revised) brochure (PDF, 2 pages, 1.11 MB)

Two frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been added to the governance FAQs. They are FAQ 10 under Board Composition and FAQ 38 under Director Elections and the Annual Meeting Information Statement.

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