WASHINGTON — The Farm Credit Administration has released its proposal to grant national charters, and banking officials said the details are the best illustration yet that such a move would cost them some of their best customers.

The agency’s board unanimously approved the controversial national chartering proposal Jan. 11 but did not make it publicly available until late last week. Under the proposal, any of the 133 Farm Credit lenders could apply for a national charter, which would let them lend beyond their current regional boundaries.

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