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Exam Guidance

One of FCA’s primary responsibilities is ensuring the safety and soundness of the Farm Credit System. We examine the banks and associations that make up the FCS at least once every 18 months.

Examiners take into account the specific risks that each institution faces and then tailor their examination activities to evaluate how those risks might affect the institution and the FCS as a whole. They make sure that each institution is complying with all of the laws and regulations it is supposed to follow and that the FCS continues to fulfill its congressionally mandated mission.