Farm Credit Act of 1933

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Farm Credit Act of 1933
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to provide for organizations within the Farm Credit Administration to make loans for the production and marketing of agricultural products, to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act, to provide a market for obligations of the United States, and for other purposes.
Enacted by the 73rd United States Congress
Effective June 16, 1933
Public Law 73-75
Statutes at Large 48 Stat. 257
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 5790
  • Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 16, 1933

The Farm Credit Act of 1933 (Pub.L. 73–75, 48 Stat. 257, enacted June 16, 1933) established the Farm Credit System (FCS) as a group of cooperative lending institutions to provide short-, intermediate-, and long-term loans for agricultural purposes. Specifically, it authorized the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) to create 12 Production Credit Associations (PCAs) and 12 Banks for Cooperatives (BCs) alongside the 12 established Federal Land Banks (FLBs), as well as a Central Bank for Cooperatives.

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