Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1987

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Cooperation

Volume

2

First Page or Article ID Number

57

Last Page

73

Abstract

The Farm Credit System Is a major participant in extending credit to and brokering losses from the agricultural sector during the current adjustment process. This article focuses on the problems faced by the system as a cooperative lender with relatively little diversity in its loan portfolio. Assistance to the system should be accompanied by organizational and structural changes that address the fundamental reasons for its vulnerability. Conditions suggest three basic choices: (1) preservation of the system in recognizable form, (2) decentralization to the district level, or (3) a shift toward a wholesaling function. One realistic alternative would involve a combination of these approaches.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural Cooperation 2 (1987): 57–73. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Council of Farmers Cooperatives

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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