Bank credit plays an important role in farm activities, from supporting individual farm operators to the development of new agricultural technologies and techniques. Agricultural lending presents national banks with risks that, in addition to the risks associated with any loan program, reflect differing regional challenges and even differing challenges within a region.
Agricultural Lending (Comptroller’s Handbook, December 1998)
Sale of Loans into the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Program (BC 248, October 1990)