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FEDERAL FARM LOAN BOARD.
ANDREW W. MELLON, Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman.
NOTE.—This edition of the Federal Farm Loan Act is issued by the Federal Farm Loan Board as Circular No. 14 of the farm loan series. Not only this circular, but all others issued by this Board, may be had free of charge by addressing the Federal Farm Loan Bureau, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C.
(PUBLIC_No. 503–67TH CONGRESS.]
[S. 4280.] An Act To provide additional credit facilities for the agricultural and live-stock industries of the United States; to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act; to amend the Federal Reserve Act; and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I.-FEDERAL INTERMEDIATE CREDIT BANKS.
SECTION 1. That section 1 of the Federal Farm Loan Act is amended to read as follows:
“TITLĖ I.-FEDERAL FARM LOANS. “SECTION 1. That this Act may be cited as the 'Federal Farm Loan Act.' Its administration shall be under the direction and control of the Federal Farm Loan Board hereinafter created.”
SEC. 2. That the Federal Farm Loan Act is amended by adding at the end thereof a new title, to read as follows: "TITLE II.-FEDERAL INTERMEDIATE CREDIT BANKS.
“Sec. 201. (a) That the Federal Farm Loan Board shall have power to grant charters for 12 institutions to be known and styled as Federal Intermediate Credit Banks.'
“(b) Such institutions shall be established in the same cities as the 12 Federal Land Banks. The officers and directors of the several Federal Land Banks shall be ex officio officers and directors of the several Federal Intermediate Credit Banks hereby provided for and shall have power to employ and pay all clerks, bookkeepers, accountants and other help necessary to carry on the business authorized by this title.
"(c) Each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall have all the usual powers of corporations, and shall have power to sue and be sued both in law and equity, and for purposes of jurisdiction shall be deemed a citizen of the State where it is located.
“(d) Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, when designated for that purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall act as fiscal agents of the United States Government and perform such duties as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
“(e) Upon default of any obligation any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank may be declared insolvent and placed in the hands of a receiver by the Federal Farm Loan Board, and proceedings shall thereupon be had in accordance with the provisions of section 29 of this Act regarding National Farm Loan Associations.
“(f) The charters to such Federal Intermediate Credit Banks shall be granted upon application of the directors of the Federal
Land Banks which application shall be in such form as the Federal Farm Loan Board shall prescribe.
DISCOUNTS AND LOANS.
“ Sec. 202. (a) That Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, when chartered and established, shall have power, subject solely to such restrictions, limitations, and conditions as may be imposed by the Federal Farm Loan Board not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act,
(1) To discount for, or purchase from, any national bank, and/ or any State bank, trust company, agricultural credit corporation, incorporated live-stock loan company, savings institution, cooperative bank, cooperative credit or marketing association of agricultural producers, organized under the laws of any State, and/or any other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, with its indorsement, any note, draft, bill of exchange, debenture, or other such obligation the proceeds of which have been advanced or used in the first instance for any agricultural purpose or for the raising, breeding, fattening, or marketing of live stock;
(2) To buy or sell, with or without recourse, debentures issued by any other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank; and
(3) To make loans or advances direct to any cooperative association organized under the laws of any State and composed of persons engaged in producing, or producing and marketing, staple agricultural products, or live stock, if the notes or other such obligations representing such loans are secured by warehouse receipts, and/or shipping documents covering such products, and/or mortgages on live stock: Provided, That no such loan or advance shall exceed 75 per centum of the market value of the products covered by said warehouse receipts and/or shipping documents, or of the live stock covered by said mortgages.
“(b) No paper shall be purchased from or discounted for any national bank, State bank, trust company, or savings institution under this section, if the amount of such paper added to the aggregate liabilities of such national bank, State bank, trust company or savings institution, whether direct or contingent (other than bona fide deposit liabilities), exceeds the amount of such liability permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction creating the same; or exceeds twice the paid in and unimpaired capital and surplus of such national bank, State bank, trust company, or savings institution. No paper shall under this section be purchased from or discounted for any other corporation engaged in making loans for agricultural purposes or for the raising, breeding, fattening, or marketing of live stock, if the amount of such paper added to the aggregate liabilities of such corporation exceeds the amount of such liabilities permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction creating the same; or exceeds ten times the paid in and unimpaired capital and surplus of such corporation. It shall be unlawful for any national bank which is indebted to any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank upon paper discounted or purchased under this section, to incur any additional indebtedness, if by virtue of such additional indebtedness its aggregate liabilities, direct or contingent, will exceed the limitations herein contained.”