FCA Board Adopts Final Rule on Farmer Mac Governance and Standards of Conduct

At its monthly meeting today, the Farm Credit Administration Board approved a final rule establishing risk governance standards and internal controls requirements for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). The final rule also enhances existing standards of conduct and disclosure and reporting regulations for Farmer Mac.

The final rule will become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register during which either body of Congress is in session. Notice of the effective date will be published in the Federal Register. For more information about the final rule, see the related fact sheet on the FCA website.

In other action, the board approved a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Farm Credit System.

Notational Votes
Since the June 9 FCA Board meeting, three notational votes have occurred. Notational votes are actions taken by the FCA Board between board meetings.

  • On June 22, the FCA Board voted to approve a joint final rule that implements title III of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 by exempting the non-cleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps of certain counterparties from the initial and variation margin requirements of the joint final rule on margin and capital requirements for covered swap entities.
  • On June 22, the board approved the election of Morgan M. Duffy as secretary-treasurer of the FCS Building Association.
  • On June 24, the FCA Board approved AgStar Financial Services, ACA's and CoBank, ACB's requests to invest up to $17.6 million each in bonds issued by a rural medical center in California. The bonds will provide financing to relocate and replace the existing facilities. FCA placed conditions on AgStar and CoBank in conjunction with this investment.

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