DOES FCS ASSOCIATION SIZE AFFECT CREDIT AVAILABILITY?

An analysis of the characteristics of farm businesses by size of FCS direct lending association suggests that further consolidation of FCS lending should have limited negative impacts on credit availability. Commercial-sized farm businesses with FCS real estate debt appeared similar to those who obtained credit from competing lenders, but smaller associations and those with fewer stockholders per branch appeared to serve larger and more wealthy commercial-sized farms.


Issue Date:
1999-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15364
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 31, Number 2
Page range:
229-239
Total Pages:
11




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