FCS Diversity and Inclusion - PROPOSED RULE - MARCH 2011
Dear Mr. Van Meter,
I live in an area of WV that is a mix of rural and burgeoning suburb. Those of us who are involved in the rural culture and want to keep it are very interested in the proposed FCA rule that would direct FCS banks to be more responsive to the credit needs of small and mid-sized farmers.
All of the farms around me fit that description. FCS support could mean the difference between keeping the family business -- or, even better, expanding it -- or selling out to developers with no interest or involvement in the community.
I would welcome the FCA rule-change as a tool to support rural America and its farmers and citizens.