Ag Banking

ABA Hosts Meeting to Address Rural Appraiser Shortage

To help address the pending shortage of rural property appraisers -- and the implications for agricultural and commercial credit in rural communities -- ABA’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking and ABA’s Commercial Real Estate Committee convened a meeting yesterday of key stakeholders from the banking industry, federal government, appraisal industry and others.

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Regulatory Review Meeting Focuses on Rural Bank Burdens

Rural banks face a number of challenges that are compounded by unnecessary, outdated and excessively burdensome regulations, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said today at the fourth of five outreach meetings for the decennial Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review.

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ABA Opposes Farmer Mac Governance Reshuffle

ABA yesterday urged the Farm Credit Administration to withdraw a proposed change to the governance structure of Farmer Mac that could negatively alter the relationship between Farmer Mac and its lender-shareholders.

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