Administration has temporarily shelved a plan that would have let its lenders make loans to farmers and ranchers outside their districts.

Since the government-sponsored Farm Credit System was created in 1916 to ensure that all farmers would have access to credit, its lenders have been prohibited from entering new regions without permission from lenders already operating there.

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