The FCS is a Government-sponsored enterprise created by Congress in 1916 to provide American agriculture with a dependable source of credit.
The FCS is a nationwide network of cooperatively organized banks and associations that are owned and controlled by their borrowers. It serves all 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The FCS provides credit and other services to agricultural producers and farmer-owned agricultural and aquatic cooperatives. It also makes loans for
- agricultural processing and marketing activities,
- rural housing,
- farm-related businesses,
- rural utilities, and
- foreign and domestic companies involved in international agricultural trade.