101 STAT. 1628
PUBLIC LAW 100-233—JAN. 6, 1988
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"(b) RURAL HOUSING FINANCING.—
"(1) IN GENERAL.—Loans and discounts may be made to rural residents for rural housing financing under regulations of the Farm Credit Administration. "(2) LIMITATIONS.—Rural housing financed under this title shall be for single-family, moderate-priced dwellings and their appurtenances not inconsistent with the general quality and standards of housing existing in, or planned or recommended for, the rural area where it is located, except that a Farm Credit Bank may not at any one time have a total amount of loans outstanding for such rural housing to persons other than farmers or ranchers in amounts exceeding 15 percent of the total of all loans outstanding in such bank. "(3) RURAL AREAS.—For rural housing purposes under this section the term 'rural areas' shall not be defined to include any city or village having a population in excess of 2,500 inhabitants. "(c) FARM-RELATED SERVICES.—
"(1) IN GENERAL.—Loans to persons furnishing farm-related services to farmers and ranchers directly related to their onfarm operating needs may be made for the necessary capital structures and equipment and initial working capital for such services. "(2) FACILITIES.—The banks may own and lease, or lease with option to purchase, to persons eligible for credit under this title, facilities needed in the operations of such persons. 12 USC 2020.
"SEC. 1.12. RELATED SERVICES.
"The Farm Credit Banks may provide technical assistance to borrowers, members, and applicants from the bank and associations in the district, including persons obligated on paper discounted by the bank, and may make available to them at their option such financial related services appropriate to their on-farm and aquatic operations as determined to be feasible by the board of directors of each district bank, under regulations of the Farm Credit Administration. 12 USC 2021.
"SEC. 1.13. LOANS THROUGH ASSOCIATIONS OR AGENTS.
"(a) IN GENERAL.—The Farm Credit Banks shall, except as otherwise herein provided, make loans of the type authorized under section 1.7(a) through a Federal land bank association chartered to serve the territory in which the real estate of the borrower is located. "(h) No ACTIVE ASSOCIATION.—If there is no active association chartered to serve territory where the real estate is located, the bank may make the loan directly or through such bank or trust company or savings or other financial institution as such bank may designate. "(c) PURCHASE OF STOCK REQUIRED.—When the loan is not made through a Federal land bank association, the applicant shall purchase stock in the bank in accordance with the capitalization requirements provided for in the bylaws of the bank.