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Notice of Petition - "Compensation, Retirement Programs and Related Benefits"

Dan Coup
P O Box 67
Hope, KS 67451-0067

April 20, 2013

Barry F Mardock
Deputy Director
Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102-5090

Dear Mr. Mardock:

I'm writing this letter in opposition to the Farm Credit System (FCS)
petition against giving a voice to their member owners (say on pay) and in
support of the Farm Credit Administration's (FCA) final rule adopted last

FCS's objection leads me to the question, why?  It indicates to me they
don't want their member "owners" to know what is going on, again, why?  If
I were a member owner I would want to know or have the ability to know any
aspects of the business I own.

I applaud FCA for trying to impose at least some transparency on the Farm
Credit System.  FCS is already a government sponsored enterprise that has
lost it's purpose for which it was created and needs to be reigned in and
scaled back to it's original purpose.

If the FCA backs down now under pressure from FCS, their creditibility as
a regulator will be tarnished.  I sincerely hope that the FCA will stand
it's ground on this issue and keep the rule in place.

Thank you for allowing me to comment on this matter.


Dan K Coup