U.S Code last checked for updates: Jul 20, 2021
§ 2251.
Quarters and facilities for the Farm Credit Administration
Location of principal office

The Farm Credit Administration shall maintain its principal office within the Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia standard metropolitan statistical area, and such other offices within the United States as in its judgment are necessary.

Alternate property authorizations for System banks
As an alternate to the rental of quarters under section 2249 of this title, and without regard to any other provision of law, the banks of the System, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the bank boards, are hereby authorized—
To lease or acquire real property in the District of Columbia or elsewhere for quarters of the Farm Credit Administration.
To enlarge, remodel, or reconstruct the same.
To make or enter into contracts for any of the foregoing.
To sell or otherwise dispose of any interest in property leased or acquired under the foregoing if authorized by the Board.
In general

The Board may require of the respective banks of the System, and they shall make to the Farm Credit Administration, such advances of funds for the purposes set out in this section as in the sole judgment of the Board may from time to time be advisable for the purposes of this section.


The advances of funds described in paragraph (1) shall be in addition to and kept in a separate fund from the assessments authorized in section 2250 of this title and shall be apportioned by the Board among the banks in proportion to the total assets of the respective banks, and determined in such manner and at such times as the Board may prescribe.

Powers of banks

The powers of the banks of the System and purposes for which obligations may be issued by such banks are hereby enlarged to include the purpose of obtaining funds to permit the making of advances required by this section.

Approval of board

The plans and decisions for such building and facilities and for the enlargement, remodeling, or reconstruction thereof shall be such as is approved in the sole discretion of the Board.

Agent for banks

In actions undertaken by the banks pursuant to this section, the Farm Credit Administration may act as agent for the banks.

(Pub. L. 92–181, title V, § 5.16, formerly § 5.17, Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 621; Pub. L. 96–592, title V, § 506, Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3449; renumbered § 5.16 and amended Pub. L. 99–205, title II, § 201(6), Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1690; Pub. L. 100–233, title VIII, § 805(y), Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1717; Pub. L. 100–399, title IX, § 901(l), Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 1008; Pub. L. 115–334, title V, §§ 5405, 5411(28), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4676, 4682.)
cite as: 12 USC 2251