Posted April 16, 2014
The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the Finance and Credit Reading Room available here.
Agricultural finance and credit is governed by state and federal statutes, regulations, case law, and lending institution requirements.
The largest sources of capital for agricultural producers are commercial banks, the Farm Credit System, the Farm Service Agency, and insurance companies. Producers may also obtain credit from individuals, cooperatives, processors, and agricultural machinery and input suppliers.
The Finance and Credit Reading Room provides information on major statutes including Agricultural Credit, 7 U.S.C. §§ 1921-2009aa-13; Farm Credit System, 12 U.S.C. §§ 2001-2279cc; and the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 7 U.S.C. §§ 5101-5106.
The Reading Room also includes additional statutes, relevant regulations, a link to the Finance and Credit case law index, Administrative Law Decisions, Center Research Publications, relevant Congressional Research Service reports, and many other resources.
These resources are provided by the National Agricultural Law Center as a free service to the public.