12 U.S. Code § 1141e - Loans to cooperative associations

§ 1141e.
Loans to cooperative associations
(a) Upon application by any cooperative association the administration is authorized to make loans to it from the revolving fund to assist in—
the effective merchandising of agricultural commodities and food products thereof and the financing of its operations;
the construction or acquisition by purchase or lease, or refinancing the cost of such construction or acquisition, of physical facilities.
No loan shall be made to any cooperative association unless, in the judgment of the administration, the loan is in furtherance of the policy declared in section 1141 of this title, and the cooperative association applying for the loan has an organization and management, and business policies, of such character as to insure the reasonable safety of the loan and the furtherance of such policy.
(c)Loans for the construction or acquisition by purchase or lease of physical facilities, or for refinancing the cost of such construction or acquistion,[1] shall be subject to the following conditions:
No loan shall be made in an amount in excess of 60 per centum of the appraised value of the security therefor.
No loan for the purchase or lease of such facilities shall be made unless the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration finds that the purchase price or rent to be paid is reasonable.
Loans for the construction or purchase of physical facilities, together with interest on the loans, shall be repaid upon an amortization plan over a period not in excess of twenty years.
(June 15, 1929, ch. 24, § 7, 46 Stat. 14; Ex. Ord. No. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933; June 16, 1933, ch. 98, title V, §§ 50–53, 48 Stat. 265; June 3, 1935, ch. 164, §§ 9, 10, 49 Stat. 316.)

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “acquisition,”.

Section was formerly classified to section 527 of Title 7, Agriculture.


1935—Subsecs. (a)(2), (c)(1). Act June 3, 1935, amended subsecs. (a)(2) and (c)(1).

1933—Act June 16, 1933, repealed provisions authorizing loans to form clearing house associations; for education of producers in advantages of cooperative marketing; and to enable cooperatives to advance a greater share of the market price of commodities than was practicable under other credit facilities.

Change of Name

“Administration” substituted in text for “board” pursuant to Ex. Ord. No. 6084, set out preceding section 2241 of this title.

Transfer of Functions

Establishment of Farm Credit Administration as an independent agency, composition of Farm Credit Administration, appointment of Governor of Farm Credit Administration, and duties thereof, including duty to perform functions, etc., of Farm Credit Administration, see section 2241 et seq. of this title.

Exceptions From Transfer of Functions

Functions of Farm Credit Administration or any agency, officer, or entity of, under, or subject to supervision of said Administration excepted from functions of officers, agencies, and employees transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, § 1, eff. June 4, 1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


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