Farm Credit System lenders are sharply divided over a proposal to radically change the system's 83-year-old lending rules.

Since the government-sponsored Farm Credit System was established to ensure that all farmers would have access to credit, its lenders have been limited to making loans to farmers and ranchers within their districts.

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