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and the seal of the Farm Credit Administration on official documents for the purpose of attesting the signatures of officials of the Farm Credit Administration. (E.O. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933, 6 CFR 1.1 (m)) [FCA Order 55, June 23, 1934]

3.74 Authority of Assistant Chief Clerk. In the event that the Chief Clerk of the Farm Credit Administration is unavailable to act by reason of absence from the Washington office of the Farm Credit Administration or for any other cause, the Assistant Chief Clerk is authorized :

(a) To affix his signature and the seal of the Farm Credit Administration to certificates authenticating copies of and excerpts from the official records and files of the Farm Credit Administration; and

(b) To affix his signature and the seal of the Farm Credit Administration on official documents for the purpose of attesting the signatures of officials of the Farm Credit Administration. (E.O. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933, 6 CFR 1.1 (m)) [FCA Order 106, Aug. 3, 1935]

3.79 Functions, powers, authority, and duties of Director, Assistant Director, and Chief of Credits and Collections, Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section. The Director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized and empowered, subject to the jurisdiction of the Production Credit Commissioner, to execute and perform all functions, powers, authority, and duties vested in the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration by any Act of Congress or Executive Order relative to emergency crop and feed loans and matters incidental thereto.

The Assistant Director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized and empowered to perform any and all functions and duties which the Director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized and empowered to perform, in the event that the Director is unavailable to act by reason of absence from the Washington office of the Farm Credit Administration, or for any other cause.

The Chief of Credits and Collections of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized and empowered to perform any and all functions and duties which the director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized and empowered to perform, in the event that both the Director and the Assistant Director are unavailable to act by reason of absence from the Washington office of the Farm Credit Administration, or for any other cause. (E.O. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933, 6 CFR 1.1 (m). Sec. 5, 50 Stat. 6; 12 U.S.C., Sup., 1020m) [FCA Order 189, May 19, 1937]

3.80 Designation of amanuenses to give consents under nondisturbance agreements. The manager of each regional office of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is designated by the Governor as his amanuensis to give his written consent to any signer of a Nondisturbance Agreement (Form No. 4-FD-1934-E.C.F.L.), executed in connection with a loan made under the provisions of the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935 (48 Stat. 1055), to take any step or do any thing prohibited by such agreement, in any case where such manager is satisfied that:

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(a) The borrower has abandoned or is about to abandon a substantial part of the property covered by a lien or liens in favor of such signer.

(b) An action to recover under the terms of a note, or the lien securing the same, soon may become legally barred through the operation of an applicable statute of limitations, and the borrower refuses to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to extend or renew the enforceable life of such note and/or lien.

(c) The facts clearly disclose acts of bad faith on the part of the borrower which directly jeopardize a substantial interest of the signer.

(d) It has become necessary to protect the signer's rights because of legal proceedings instituted against the borrower by other creditors. (E.O. 6747, June 23, 1934, 6 CFR 1.3, 48 Stat. 1055) [FCA Order 63, Aug. 18, 1934]

3.81 Authority to give consent to the execution of chattel mortgages and/or lien instruments by applicants for livestock feed loans. The manager of each regional Office of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section (in respect to all cases originating in his territory), is authorized to give to any applicant who has executed and filed an application (Form 2-FD) required in connection with loans made under the provisions of the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935 (48 Stat. 1055), the Governor's written consent to the execution by the applicant of chattel mortgages and/or other lien instruments upon, or waivers of rights in and to, any or all of the property listed in the said application, as security solely for the repayment of funds being currently advanced or loaned to such borrower for the protection of his crops, livestock, and/or other farm property; provided the said manager is satisfied that such loan or advance is necessary for the care and preservation of the property to which such consent applies. (E.O. 6747, June 23, 1934, 6 CFR 1.3, 48 Stat. 1055) [FCA Order 134, Apr. 29, 1936]

3.82 Authority to execute assignments of Emergency Crop and Feed Loans to the Farm Security Administration. In any case where the Farm Security Administration makes payment in full of any loan made under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved January 29, 1937 (50 Stat. 5; 12 U.S.C., Sup., 10201-10200), each regional manager of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section, in connection with any such case arising in his territory, is hereby authorized :

(a) To endorse without recourse, in the Governor's name and on his behalf, and deliver to the Farm Security Administration, the note or notes evidencing such loan;

(b) To execute without warranty, in the Governor's name and on his behalf, to the Farm Security Administration an assignment of the lien instrument or instruments securing such loan. (Sec. 1, 50 Stat. 5; 12 U.S.C., Sup., 1020i) [FCA Order 194, Aug. 2, 1937]

3.83 Performance of services by the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section for the regional agricultural credit corporations. The services of the officers and employees of any regional office of the

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Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section of the Farm Credit Administration are made available to any regional agricultural credit corporation or branch thereof for the purpose of closing, inspecting, collecting and/or servicing, within the territory of such office, loans made or to be made by, or carried on the books of, such corporation or branch thereof, when such services are performed in accordance with an agreement or plan of procedure approved by the director or assistant director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section and the director or acting director of the Regional Agricultural Credit Division.

The officers and employees of the regional offices of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section are authorized and instructed to perform any and all of the services required of them in accordance with any such agreement or plan of procedure. (E.O. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933, CFR 1.1 (m). Sec. 5 (b), 50 Stat. 6; 12 U.S.C., Sup., 1020m (b)) [FCA Order 130, Apr. 10, 1936]

3.84 Authority to subordinate in certain instances liens acquired as security for unpaid drought feed loans. The Governor of the Farm Credit Administration (hereafter referred to as Governor) made drought feed loans to farmers pursuant to the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935 (48_Stat. 1055) and Executive Order 6747, dated June 23, 1934 (6 CFR 1.3); and many of such borrowers who have been unable to fully repay their drought feed loans have voluntarily given, and others will give, to the Governor chattel mortgages on their livestock as security for their loans, subject to the condition that the Governor, under certain circumstances, will subordinate his interest in such' livestock; and some of such borrowers who have so given chattel mortgages on their livestock have requested that such subordination agreements be executed.

If any such drought feed loan borrower has obtained or hereafter obtains an advance or advances from any person or persons (including corporations) for the preservation of livestock on which such borrower theretofore has voluntarily given to the Governor a chattel mortgage as security for such drought feed loan, or as security for the purchase of additional livestock (such additions likewise having been made subject to the lien of the Governor's mortgage), the manager of the regional office of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section in which such drought feed loan is held may, upon the request in writing of such borrower, execute for the Governor and in his name and stead an agreement in the form prescribed by the Director of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section subordinating in favor of the person or persons (including corporations) so making such advance or advances the lien of the Governor's mortgage to the extent of the sum or sums so advanced. (E.O. 6747, June 23, 1934, 6 CFR 1.3, 48 Stat. 1055) [FCA Order 219, Mar. 19, 1938] ]

3.85 Authority to execute Parts II and III of Agricultural Adjustment Administration Form ACP-69. Each field supervisor, collector, and bonded employee (on_temporary duty in the field) of the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section is authorized to execute, as agent of the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, Part II of Form ACP-69 (Agricultural Adjustment Adminis

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tration Assignment Form-for assignment of payments under section 8 of the Soil

Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, 49 Stat. 1149; 16 U.S.C., Sup., 590h, as amended

Each regional manager and each credit and collection manager of an emergency crop and feed loan office is authorized, severally and not jointly, to execute, as agent of the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, Part III of said Form ACP-69. (E.O. 6084, Mar. 27, 1933, 6 CFR 1.1 (m). Sec. 5 (a), 50 Stat. 6; 12 U.S.C., Sup., 1020m (a)) [FCA Order 225, May 16, 1938]

PART 4-DISCLOSURE OR USE OF OFFICIAL

INFORMATION

Sec.

Sec. 4.1 Officers and employees of Farm 4.3 Loan files, confidential information.

Credit Administration and of cor. 4.4 Prohibiting divulgence of informa

porations functioning thereunder. tion. 4.2 Granting of information to outside

persons or agencies. Section 4.1 Officers and employees of Farm Credit Administration and of corporations functioning thereunder. (a) Except as specifically authorized by law or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, no officer, employee, or agent of the Farm Credit Administration or of any corporation under its supervision and control:

(1) Shall, in any manner directly or indirectly, participate in the deliberation upon, or the determination of, any question affecting his personal interest, those of any person related to him by blood or marriage, or those of any partnership, association, or any corporation in which he is directly or indirectly interested;

(2) Shall divulge to another person, except in the performance of his official duties, or utilize for his personal benefit or that of another, any fact or information acquired by such officer, employee, or agent, directly or indirectly, by virtue of his employment;

(3) Shall speculate, directly or indirectly, in any agricultural commodity or product thereof, or in contracts relating thereto, or in the stock or membership interests of any association or corporation engaged in handling, processing or disposing of any such commodity or product;

(4) Shall, by any agreement or arrangement whatever, divide or share, directly or indirectly, with another person any compensation or other emolument received by such officer, employee, or agent for or on account of services rendered in the performance of his official duties;

(5) Shall accept or receive any salary, fee, commission, honorarium, or substantial gift, or other benefit for any purpose or in any way, directly or indirectly, from any borrower from or debtor to the Farm Credit Administration or any such corporation, or from any loan applicant or representative thereof.

(b) In this connection, particular attention is directed to the following provisions of law containing the Federal penal provisions which relate particularly to officers, employees, and agents of the Farm Credit Administration and the corporations under its supervision and control: section 31 of the Federal Farm Loan Act (39 Stat. 382; 12

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U.S.C. 981 and Sup.) as amended; paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, of section 211 of the Agricultural Credits Act of 1923 (42 Stat. 1459; 12 U.S.C. 1121-1125) as amended; paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of section 15 of the Agricultural Marketing Act (46 Stat. 18; 12 U.S.C. 1141j and Sup.); section 3 (b) of the Act of February 3, 1933 (47 Stat. 795); section 10 (g) of the Act of May 12, 1933 (Agricultural Adjustment Act) (48 Stat. 37; 7 U.S.C. 610 and Sup.); and paragraphs (a), (c), (e), and (f) of section 64 of the Farm Credit Act of 1933 48 Stat. 267; 12 U.S.C. 1138d). (Sec. 6, 47 Stat. 14, sec. 17, 39 Stat. 375, sec. 2, 42 Stat. 1459, secs. 1-43, 60–66, 48 Stat. 257 ff. as amended, sec. 4, 46 Stat. 13, sec. 201 (e), 47 Stat. 713, sec. 16, 48 Stat. 1221, sec. 6, 44 Stat. 803; 12 U.S.C. 665, 831, 1101, 1131–1138f, 1141b, 1148, 1766 and Sup., 7 U.S.C. 456) [FCA Order 18, Oct. 18, 1933]

4.2 Granting of information to outside persons or agencies. (a) No lists of employees of the Farm Credit Administration or of any of the institutions under its control shall be given out unless with the approval of the Governor, one of the Deputy Governors, or the Executive Officer, except that:

(b) The Land Bank Commissioner may authorize the giving out of lists of

(1), Officers and employees of Federal land banks and joint stock land banks;

(2) Appraisers;
(3) Officers of national farm loan associations; and

(4) National farm loan associations, together with the names of the towns and states in which they have their legal headquarters.

(c) The Intermediate Credit Commissioner may authorize the giving out of lists of officers and employees of the Federal intermediate credit banks;

(d) The Production Credit Commissioner may authorize the giving out of lists of officers and employees of the production credit corporations and production credit associations; and

(e) The Cooperative Bank Commissioner may authorize the giving out of lists of officers and employees of the banks for cooperatives. (Sec. 6, 47 Stat. 14, sec. 17, 39 Stat. 375, sec. 2, 42 Stat. 1459, secs. 1-43, 48 Stat. 257 ff., as amended, sec. 4, 46 Stat. 13, sec. 201 (e), 47 Stat. 713, sec. 16, 48 Stat. 1221, sec. 6, 44 Stat. 803; 12 U.S.C. 665, 831, 1101, 1131-1138f, 1141b, 1148, 1766 and Sup., 7 U.S.C. 456) [FCA Order 48, Apr. 20, 1934, FCA Order 77, Nov. 26, 1934]

4.3 Loan files, confidential information. All information obtained by officers, agents, and employees of the Farm Credit Administration, and/or by corporations operating under its supervision, in connection with applicants for loans and their property, shall be received and held in strict confidence; and except with the specific approval of the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration access to and/or copies of the following listed documents shall be denied any person, firm, or corporation other than the Farm Credit Administration (its duly accredited officers, agents, or employees) and corporations operating under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administration: loan applications, supplementary statements by applicants, reports of appraisers and/or inspectors, letters and/or statements rel.

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