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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Instructions for Filing Part 620 Reports with FCA
Date of Memorandum:02/07/2008
Expiration Date:
Office:Office of Regulatory Policy
Signed By:Jacob, Andrew
FCA Contact Person:Dalton, Thomas
Contact Phone:703-883-4460
List of Attachments:

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February 7, 2008


To: Chief Executive Officer
All Farm Credit System Institutions

From: Andrew D. Jacob, Director
Office of Regulatory Policy

Subject: Instructions for Filing Part 620 Reports with FCA


On December 20, 2006, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) issued a final rule (71 FR 76111) amending its disclosure and reporting regulations for Farm Credit System (System) institutions.1 The final rule eliminated the specific instructions on submitting financial reports to the FCA required by FCA regulation Part 620 (Part 620 reports2). Amended 620.2(a), Preparing and Filing the Reports, now provides that:

In an informational memorandum dated April 4, 2007, we provided instructions for submitting Part 620 reports to the FCA, in either an electronic or paper form. Subsequently, on December 4, 2007, the FCA issued a final rule (72 FR 68060) amending the disclosure and reporting regulations for System institutions. This final rule revised the specific requirements for submitting Part 620 reports to the FCA. Amended 620.4, Preparing and Providing the Reports, now requires that each System institution:

This final rule became effective on February 6, 2008. Therefore, System institutions’ annual reports to shareholders, beginning with the 2007 annual reports, must be filed in compliance with the newly effective requirements at 620.4 and according to FCA’s instructions provided below for Electronic Reports. Other Part 620 reports, including quarterly reports, notices, and annual meeting information statements, may be filed electronically according to the instructions provided below or by mailing one copy of the reports to the address listed below. Electronic filing continues to be FCA’s preferred method, and we encourage each institution to submit all Part 620 reports to the FCA electronically.

Instructions for Filing Part 620 Reports with the FCA

1. Electronic Reports: Submit the reports to the FCA in the same manner as Call Report data submissions. Under the “FCS Information” tab of FCA’s Web site, www.fca.gov, select “Submit CRS Data” from the left side menu. Select “Data Submission Portal” to sign in with the appropriate username and password, then follow the screen prompts. Also, step-by-step instructions for submitting Part 620 reports are provided in Appendix C, under section “Instructions to Electronically Submit Consolidated Reporting System Data, LARS Data, and Part 620 Financial Reports,” of the Uniform Call Report instructions on FCA’s Web site.

Please do not send a hard copy of the same report to the FCA.

2. Paper Reports: Submit one copy of the reports to:

Office of Regulatory Policy
Attention: OMAT - 620 Reports
Farm Credit Administration
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102-5090

If you have any questions on this informational memorandum, please contact Thomas Dalton, Associate Director, at (703) 883-4460 or daltont@fca.gov, or Thomas R. Risdal, Senior Policy Analyst, at (703) 883-4257 or risdalt@fca.gov, Office of Regulatory Policy.


1Under FCA Regulation 620.1(f), the term “Institution” is defined to mean “any bank or association chartered by the Act.”
2Under FCA Regulation 620.1(o), the term “Report,” as used in Part 620, includes the annual report to shareholders, quarterly report to shareholders, notices to shareholders, and the annual meeting information statement.