Indian Issues: Agricultural Credit Needs and Barriers to Lending on Tribal Lands, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "About 46 million of the 56 million acres of the land that the federal government holds in trust for the benefit of Indian tribes and their members has an agricultural purpose. However, tribal agriculture and economic development experts have noted that Indian tribes and their members may need improved access to agricultural credit. Congress included a provision in statute for GAO[Government Accountability Office] to review the ability of FCS [Farm Credit System] to meet the agricultural credit needs of Indian tribes and their members on tribal lands. This report describes (1) what is known about the agricultural credit needs of Indian tribes and their members, (2) barriers stakeholders identified to agricultural credit on tribal lands, (3) FCS authority and actions to meet those agricultural credit needs, and (4) stakeholder suggestions for improving Indians' access to agricultural credit on tribal lands."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/