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§ 1018

Facilities of Federal land banks and national farm loan associations available to Commissioner.-The Federal land banks and the national farm loan associations are authorized, upon request of the Land Bank Commissioner, to make available to him their services and facilities to aid in administering the provisions of this subchapter. (May 12, 1933, c. 25, § 34, 48 Stat. 49; June 16, 1933, c. 98, § 80' (a), 48 Stat. 273.)

8 1019

Penalties for false representation in obtaining loan.-Any person who shall knowingly make any material false representation for the purpose of obtaining any loan under this subchapter, or in assisting in obtaining any such loan, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. (May 12, 1933, c. 25, $ 35, 48 Stat. 49.)



8 1020

Establishment of corporation; directors; bylaws; regulations; officers and employees.There is hereby established a corporation to be known as the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation", in this subchapter referred to as the "corporation." The principal office of the corporation shall be located in the District of Columbia and the management of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of the Secretary of the Treasury, or an officer of the Treasury designated by him, the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, in this subchapter referred to as the “Governor”, and the Land Bank Commissioner. The directors shall receive no additional compensation for their services as directors of the corporation, but may be allowed actual necessary traveling and subsistence expenses when engaged in the business of the corporation outside of the District of Columbia. The Governor shall be the chairman of the board of directors. The directors shall have power to adopt such bylaws, rules, regulations, and amendments thereto as they deem necessary for the conduct of the business of the corporation authorized under this subchapter. The

directors shall have power, without regard to the provisions of other laws applicable to the employment and compensation of officers and employees of the United States, to employ and fix the compensation and duties of such agents, officers, and employees of the corporation as may be necessary to carry out the powers and duties conferred upon the corporation by this subchapter, to require bonds of them and fix the penalties thereof and dismiss them at pleasure, and to prescribe the manner in which the obligations of the corporation shall be incurred and its expenses allowed and paid, but the rates of compensation of such agents, officers, and employees of the corporation shall not exceed the rates of compensation prescribed for comparable duties by chapter 13 of Title 5 [U. S. Code]. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 1, 48 Stat. 344.)

8 1020a Period of succession; powers; free use of

mails; use of Government facilities. The corporation shall have succession until dissolved by Act of Congress; shall have power to sue and be sued in any court, to adopt and use a corporate seal, to make contracts, and to acquire, hold, and dispose of real and personal property necessary and incident to the conduct of its business; and shall have such other powers as may be necessary and incident to carrying out its powers and duties under this subchapter. The corporation shall be entitled to the free use of the United States mails in the same manner as the executive departments of the Government. The corporation, with the consent of any board, commission, independent establishment, or executive department of the Government, may avail itself of the use of information, services, facilities, officers, agents, and employees thereof, in carrying out the provisions of this subchapter. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 2, 48 Stat. 345.)

8 1020b

Capital; amount; subscription by United States.—The capital of the corporation shall be in the sum of $200,000,000, which shall be sub scribed by the Governor on behalf of the United States in such amounts and at such times as he deems necessary for the purposes of the corporation. For the purpose of such capital subscription,

the funds and proceeds thereof made available to
the Land Bank Commissioner under section 1016
of this chapter and the mortgages taken by the
Commissioner and the credit instruments secured
thereby are hereby transferred to the corporation.
(Jan. 31, 1934, c. 1, § 3, 48 Stat. 345.)


f 1020c Bonds, aggregate amount; guaranty by United

States; purchase and sale of by United States;
exchange of for consolidated farm loan bonds.-
With the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury,
the corporation is authorized to issue and have out-
standing at any one time bonds in an aggregate
amount not exceeding $2,000,000,000. Such bonds
shall be in such forms and denominations, shall
have such maturities, shall bear such rates of in-
terest, shall be subject to such terms and conditions,
and shall be issued in such manner and sold at such
prices, as may be prescribed by the corporation,
with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Such bonds shall be fully and unconditionally
guaranteed both as to interest and principal by the
United States and such guaranty shall be expressed
on the face thereof, and such bonds shall be lawful
investments, and may be accepted as security, for all
fiduciary, trust, and public funds the investment or
deposit of which shall be under the authority or
control of the United States or any officer or officers
thereof. In the event that the corporation shall be
unable to pay upon demand, when due, the princi-
pal of, or interest on, such bonds, the Secretary of
the Treasury shall pay to the holder the amount
thereof which is hereby authorized to be appropri-
ated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not other-
wise appropriated, and thereupon to the extent of
the amount so paid the Secretary of the Treasury
shall succeed to all the rights of the holders of such
bonds. The Secretary of the Treasury, in his dis-
cretion, is authorized to purchase any bonds of the
corporation issued hereunder, and for such purpose
the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to use as
a public debt transaction the proceeds from the sale
of any securities hereafter issued under sections 747,
752–754, 757, 758, 760, 764–766, 769, 771, 773, 774 (2),
and 801' of Title 31 (U. S. Code], and the purposes
for which securities may be issued under such sec-
tions are extended to include any purchases of the
corporation's bonds hereunder. The Secretary of
the Treasury may, at any time, sell any of the bonds
of the corporation acquired by him under this sec-

tion. All redemptions, purchases, and sales by the Secretary of the Treasury of the bonds of the corporation shall be treated as public debt transactions of the United States. No such bonds shall be issued in excess of the assets of the corporation, including the assets to be obtained from the proceeds of such bonds, but a failure to comply with this provision shall not invalidate the bonds or the guaranty of the same. The corporation shall have power to purchase such bonds in the open market at any time and at any price. On such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon, the corporation may exchange such bonds, upon application of any Federal land bank for consolidated farm loan bonds of equal face value issued under subchapter I of this chapter, and may exchange such consolidated farm loan bonds held by it for bonds of the corporation of equal face value. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 4 (a), 48 Stat. 345; April 27, 1934, c. 168, § 14, 48 Stat. 647.)

8 10200 Purchase of consolidated farm loan bonds;

loans to Federal land banks; investment in mortgages. The corporation is further authorized to purchase from time to time, for cash, such consolidated farm loan bonds at such prices and upon such terms as may be approved by the board of directors of the corporation, to make loans to Federal land banks on the security of such consolidated bonds, and to invest its funds in mortgage loans made under section 1016 of this chapter. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 4 (b), 48 Stat. 346.)

g 10200 Preparation of bonds. In order to furnish

bonds for delivery by the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to prepare suitable bonds in such form, subject to the provisions of this subchapter, as the board of directors may approve, such bonds when prepared to be held in the Treasury subject to delivery upon order of the corporation. The engraved plates, dies, bedpieces, and so forth, executed in connection therewith shall remain in the custody of the Secretary of the Treasury. The corporation shall reimburse the Secretary of the Treasury for any expenditures made in the preparation, custody, and delivery of such bonds. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 4 (c), 48 Stat. 346.)

8 1020f Exemptions from taxation.-(a) The corpora

tion, including its franchise, its capital, reserves, and surplus, and its income shall be exempt from all taxation now

or hereafter imposed by the United States, by any Territory, dependency, or possession thereof, or by any State, county, municipality, or local taxing authority; except that any real property of the corporation shall be subject to State, Territorial, county, municipal, or local taxation to the same extent according to its value as other real property is taxed.

(b) Mortgages executed to the Land Bank Commissioner and mortgages held by the corporation, and the credit instruments secured thereby, and bonds issued by the corporation under the provisions of this subchapter, shall be deemed and held to be instrumentalities of the Government of the United States, and as such they and the income derived therefrom shall be exempt from Federal, State, municipal, and local taxation (except surtaxes, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes). (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 12, 48 Stat. 347; Feb. 26, 1934, c. 33, 48 Stat. 360.)

§ 1020g Severability clause; reservation of right to

amend.-(a) If any provision of this subchapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the subchapter, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

(b) The right to alter, amend, or repeal this subchapter is hereby expressly reserved. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 17, 48 Stat, 348.)

$ 1020h Citation of subchapter. This subchapter may

be cited as the "Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act”. (Jan. 31, 1934, c. 7, § 18, 48 Stat. 349.)

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