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section shall not be construed to restrict the authority of the President under title IV of such Act, as amended : Provided, That no salary or compensation shall be paid to any officer, agent, or other person employed under this section in excess of $10,000 per annum. (May 12, 1933, sec. 40, 48 Stat. 51; 12 U.S. C., sec. 636.)
638-2. Land Bank Commissioner; functions under Executive Orders.If and when any executive order heretofore transmitted to the Congress pursuant to title IV of part II of the Legislative Appropriation Act of 1933, as amended, shall become effective, all functions, powers, authority, and duties conferred upon or vested in the Land Bank Commissioner by this title shall be held and exercised by him subject to all the terms and conditions in any such Executive order the same as if such functions, powers, authority, and duties were specifically named in such Executive order or orders. (May 12, 1933, sec. 39, 48 Stat. 50; June 16, 1933, sec. 80 (a), 48 Stat. 273; 12 U. S. C., sec. 637.)
638_3. Commissioners in Farm Credit Administration; designation; appointment; salaries and expenses.-Land Bank Commissioner.
(a) After the date of the enactment of this Act, the office of Farm Loan Commissioner shall be known as the Office of the Land Bank Commissioner and the Farm Loan Commissioner shall be known as the Land Bank Commissioner. The provisions of section 3 of the Federal Farm Loan Act, as amended (U. S. C., Title 12, sec. 653), prescribing a term of office of eight years shall not apply to incumbents hereafter appointed to the office of Land Bank Commissioner.
Production Credit Commissioner; Cooperative Bank Commissioner; Intermediate Credit Commissioner. (b) There shall be in the Farm Credit Administration three commissioners who shall be known, respectively, as the Production Credit Commissioner, the Cooperative Bank Commissioner, and the Intermediate Credit Commissioner. Such commissioners shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. They shall receive an annual salary of $10,000, payable monthly, together with actual necessary traveling expenses. Such commissioners shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by law or by the governor of the Farm Credit Administration. (June 16, 1933, sec. 80, 48 Stat. 273; 12 U. S. C., sec. 638, 638 note.)
638 4. Governor of Farm Credit Administration; supplementary grant of powers. The authority and powers conferred upon the governor under this Act shall not be construed to be in substitution for authority and powers conferred upon him under existing law but shall be construed to be supplementary to such authority and powers. (June 16, 1933, sec. 82, 48 Stat. 273; 12 U.S. C., sec. 639.)
638–5. Seal of Farm Credit Administration.—The Farm Credit Administration shall have a seal, as adopted by the governor, which shall be judicially noticed. (June 16, 1933, sec. 85, 48 Stat. 273; 12 U. S. C., sec. 640.)
638–6. Farm credit districts created.-(a) There shall be twelve districts in the continental United States, excluding Alaska, which shall be known as farm credit districts, and may be designated by number. The boundaries of the twelve Federal land bank districts existing as of the date of enactment of this Act shall be the boundaries of the respective farm credit districts. Such boundaries may be readjusted
from time to time in the discretion of the Farm Credit Administration, provided that said districts shall be apportioned with due regard to the farm credit needs of the country and no such district shall contain a fractional part of any State. The designations "Federal land bank district" and "land bank district" wherever used in the Federal Farm Loan Act, or in any Act amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, are changed to "farm credit district” and shall hereafter be deemed to refer to the farm credit districts provided for in this section.
Farm credit boards; members. (b) There shall be in each farm credit district a farm credit board, which shall be selected as hereinafter specified and shall be composed of seven members. Each farm credit board shall include in its title the name of the city in which the Federal land bank, Federal intermediate credit bank, production credit corporation, and regional bank for cooperatives of the district are located. Three of the members of said board shall be known as elected directors of whom one shall be chosen by national farm loan associations and borrowers through agencies, one shall be chosen by production credit associations of the district, and one shall be chosen by cooperatives which are stockholders or subscribers to the guaranty fund of the regional bank for cooperatives in the district. Three of the seven members shall be known as district directors, of whom two shall be appointed by the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration and one, who shall be known as the third district director, shall be chosen as hereafter in this section provided. The seventh member of such board shall be known as director at large and shall be appointed by the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration.
Same; initial board to be composed of Federal land bank directors; successors. (c) The directors of the Federal land bank of each district who are in office on the date of enactment of this Act shall constitute the farm credit board of the district and shall serve as members thereof for the remaining portions of the terms for which they were respectively elected or appointed as directors of the bank. Except as otherwise provided by this Act, the successor to each original member of the farm credit board shall be selected in the manner in which such member was selected as a director of the Federal land bank.
Same; selection of third district director. (d) Each third district director shall be selected as follows: Each national farm loan association and borrower through agencies in the district shall nominate, in the manner provided herein for the nomination of candidates for elected directors, one candidate for such director, and from the three persons having the greatest number of votes as nominees the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration shall appoint such director. No third district director who is removed from office pursuant to section 17 (h) of the Federal Farm Loan Act may be nominated to succeed himself.
Same; nomination of elected directors. (e) At least two months before an election of an elected director the Farm Credit Administration shall cause notice in writing to be sent to those entitled to nominate candidates for such elected director. In the case of an election of a director by national farm loan associations and borrowers through agencies, such notice shall be sent to all national farm loan associations and borrowers through agencies in the district; in the case of an election by production credit associations, such notice shall be sent to all production credit associations in the district; and in the case of an election by cooperatives which are stockholders or subscribers to the guaranty fund of the bank for cooperatives of the district, such notice shall be sent to all cooperatives which are stockholders or subscribers to the guaranty fund at the time of sending notice. After receipt of such notice those entitled to nominate the director shall forward nomi. nations of residents of the district to the Farm Credit Administration. The Farm Credit Administration shall, from the nominations received within thirty days after the sending of such notice, prepare a list of candidates for such elected director consisting of the ten nominees receiving the highest number of votes.
Same; election of elected directors. (f) At least one month before the election of an elected director the Farm Credit Administration shall mail to each person or organization entitled to elect the elected director the list of the ten candidates nominated in accordance with the preceding paragraph of this section. In the case of an election of a director by national farm loan associations and borrowers through agencies, the directors of each farm loan association shall cast the vote of such association for one of the candidates on the list. In voting under this section each such association shall be entitled to cast a number of votes equal to the number of stockholders of such association and each borrower through agencies shall be entitled to cast one vote. In voting under this section each production credit association shall be entitled to cast a number of votes equal to the number of class B stockholders of such association. In voting under this section each cooperative which is a holder of stock in, or a subscriber to the guaranty fund of, the bank for cooperatives shall be entitled to cast one vote. The votes shall be forwarded to the Farm Credit Administration and no vote shall be counted unless received by it within thirty days after the sending of such list of candidates. In case of a tie the Farm Credit Administration shall determine the choice. The nominations from which the list of candidates is prepared, and the votes of the respective voters, as counted, shall be tabulated and preserved and shall be subject to examination by any candidate for at least one year after the result of the election is announced.
Same; term of office; vacancies. (g) The terms of office of all directors shall be three years. Any vacancies that may occur in the farm credit board shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided herein for the original selection of such directors.
Same; general qualifications of members. (h) Members of each farm credit board shall have been, for at least two years, residents of the district for which they are appointed or elected. From and after the date of enactment of this Act, no person shall be eligible for election or appointment as a member of any district farm credit board, and no person hereafter elected or appointed as a member of any district farm credit board shall be eligible to continue to serve as such, if in either case said person is an officer or employee of any Federal land bank, Federal intermediate credit bank, production credit corporation, or bank for cooperatives. No district director, excepting any third district director selected as hereinabove specified, shall, during his continuance in office, be a director, officer, or employee of any institution, association, or partnership engaged in the business of lending money or of making or selling land mortgage loans, except an institution or association under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administration.
Same; felons and defrauders ineligible. (i) No person shall be eligible for appointment or election as an administrative or executive official of a Federal land bank, Federal intermediate credit bank, or of any corporation or bank organized pursuant to the Farm Crédit Act of 1933, or as a member of any farm credit board, or shall continue to hold office as such member, if such person has been finally adjudged guilty of a felony, or finally adjudged liable in damages in any civil proceeding for fraud, in any State or Federal court.
Same; compensation of members. (j) Subject to the approval of the Farm Credit Administration members of each farm credit board shall receive such compensation as may be authorized by the board, including a reasonable allowance for necessary expenses in attending meetings of said board and directors' meetings. Such compensation shall be paid by the Federal land bank of the district, and such bank shall be reimbursed therefor by the Federal intermediate credit bank, production credit corporation and bank for cooperatives of the district in such proportion and in such manner as may be fixed by the farm credit board subject to the approval of the Farm Credit Administration, Except with the approval of the Farm Credit Administration, no member of any farm credit board shall receive compensation or allowances for any services rendered such institutions, in his capacity as director or otherwise, for more than thirty days in any one calendar year, exclusive of the period for which compensation is paid for attendance at meetings of said board and at directors' meetings.
Laws unaffected. (k) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to abrogate or repeal the second paragraph of section 4 of the Federal Farm Loan Act, as amended, or to affect the applicability of any other Act of Congress under which agricultural credit laws of the United States may be made applicable to territories or insular possessions of the United States. (Aug. 19, 1937, sec. 5 (a) to sec. 5 (k), 50 Stat. 704 to 706; 12 U. S. C., sec. 640.
638–7. Powers of farm credit board.—Each farm credit board provided for in this Act shall have power, subject to the approval of the Farm Credit Administration
Employment of joint officers and employees for certain organizations. (a) To employ joint officers and employees for the Federal land bank, Federal intermediate credit bank, production credit corporation, and regional bank for cooperatives in its district. The salaries or other compensation of all such joint officers and employees shall be fixed by the district farm credit board and shall be paid by the Federal land bank of the district. Such bank shall be reimbursed therefor by the other three institutions in the district, in such amounts and upon such conditions as the board shall determine. Officers and employees appointed by the district farm credit board shall be officers and employees of the district institutions served by them.
Authorization of acquisition and disposal of property. (b) To authorize the acquisition and disposal of such property, real or personal, as may be necessary or convenient for the transaction of the business of the Federal land bank, the Federal intermediate credit bank, the bank for cooperatives, and the production credit corporation, located in its district, upon such terms and conditions as it shall fix, and to prorate among such institutions the cost of purchases, rentals, construction, repairs, alterations, maintenance, and operation, in such amounts and in such manner as it shall determine. Any lease, or any contract for the purchase or sale of property, or any deed or conveyance of property, or any contract for the construction, repair, or alteration of buildings, authorized by a district farm credit board under this subsection shall be executed by the officers of the institution or institutions concerned pursuant to the direction of such board. No provision of law relative to the acquisition or disposal of property, real or personal, by or for the United States, or relative to the making of contracts or leases by or for the United States, including the provisions set out in title 40 and title 41 of the United States Code, 1934 edition, and the Supplements thereto, and including provisions applicable to corporations wholly owned by the United States, shall be deemed or held applicable to any lease, purchase, sale, deed, conveyance, or contract authorized or made by a district farm credit board, Federal land bank, Federal intermediate credit bank, production credit corporation, or bank for cooperatives under this subsection.
Vacations and sick leaves. (c) No corporation under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administration, of which corporation any member of the board of directors is elected or appointed by private interests, shall be subject to the provisions of the Acts of Congress approved March 14, 1936 (49 Stat. 1161, 1162) (U. S. C., title 5, secs. 29a, 306–30m, 31a). (Aug. 19, 1937, sec. 6, 50 Stat. 706; 12 U.S. C., sec. 640r.)
638–8. "Federal Farm Loan Act”; administration.—That this Act may be cited as the "Federal Farm Loan Act." Its administration shall be under the direction and control of the Federal Farm Loan Board (now Farm Credit Administration]* hereinafter created. (July 17, 1916, sec. 1, 39 Stat. 360; Mar. 4, 1923, sec. 1, 42 Stat. 1454; 12 U. S. C., sec. 641.)
638–9. "First mortgage" and "farm loan bonds" defined.—That wherever the term “first mortgage" is used in this Act it shall be held to include such classes of first liens on farm lands as shall be approved by the Federal Farm Loan Board [now Farm Credit Administration]*, and the credit instruments secured thereby. The term "farm loan bonds" shall be held to include all bonds secured by collateral deposited with a farm loan registrar under the terms of this Act; they shall be distinguished by the addition of the words "Federal," or "joint stock," as the case may be. (July 17, 1916, sec. 2, 39 Stat. 360; 12 U. S. C., sec. 642.)
638–10. Federal Farm Loan Bureau.—That there shall be established at the seat of government in the Department of the Treasury a bureau charged with the execution of this Act and of all Acts amendatory thereof, to be known as the Federal Farm Loan Bureau, under the general supervision of a Federal Farm Board now Farm Credit Administration].* (July 17, 1916, sec. 3, 39 Stat. 360; 12 U. S. C., sec. 651.)
*See Ex. Or. 6084, p. 254, this volume.