Economic Emergency Loan Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 761.2 [Title 7 – Agriculture; Subtitle B Regulations of The Department of Agriculture; Chapter VII Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture; Subchapter D Special Programs; Part 761 General Program Administration; Subpart A General Provisions], economic emergency loan is “a loan that was made or guaranteed to an eligible applicant to allow for continuation of the operation during an economic emergency which was caused by a lack of agricultural credit or an unfavorable relationship between production costs and prices received for agricultural commodities. EE loans are not currently funded; however, such outstanding loans are serviced by the Agency or the lender in the case of a guaranteed EE loan.”