Can Federal Action Improve Efficiency in the Market for Farm Loans?

Federal actions could improve efficiency and competition in the market for farm loans by lowering barriers to market entry and reducing market segmentation. Such actions might include changes to existing charters of Government-sponsored enterprises (GSE's), regulatory reforms affecting commercial banks and GSE's, and continued antitrust vigilance. Federal action may be justified because 93 percent of rural banking markets are still classified as noncompetitive despite past Federal action. Previous action improved efficiency by integrating isolated rural credit markets with national money markets and by promoting market innovation.


Issue Date:
1996
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/33673
Total Pages:
4
Series Statement:
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 724-01; Issues in Agricultural and Rural Finance




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