FCS Diversity and Inclusion - PROPOSED RULE - MARCH 2011 Dear Mr. Van Meter,
I am on the Board of Directors of a newly formed food cooperative here in rural Illinois. One of our goals is to provide a market for our local farmers. I am happy to hear that you are going to diversify your lending to include regional food producers. I would ask that you include in your planning an investment goal of at least 10-15% of capital for local and regional producers. I also hope you add some of these producers to your board.
Thank you very much.