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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Farm Service Agency
Farm service agency
■ Introduction

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) was created in 1994 by a reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It combines the farm loan section of the former Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) with the former Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). In addition, the FSA administers most functions of the government-owned and operated corporation, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The FSA formerly administered crop insurance programs through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). In 1996 the Risk Management Agency (RMA) (p. 631) was created as a separate agency within ...

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