Summary: H.R.3856 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3856. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/06/1973)

Repeals the legislation establishing an emergency agricultural and rural loan program under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, for disasters occuring after June 30, 1971, and before July 1, 1973.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans in any area designated by him or by the President as a major disaster area: (1) to qualifying farmers, ranchers, or oyster planters who are citizens of the United States; and (2) to eligible private domestic corporations or partnerships engaged primarily in farming, ranching, or oyster planting.

Establishes a 6 percent interest rate on emergency agricultural loans.

Increases from $100,000,000 to $500,000,000 the limitation on loans made from the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund.