Section 2-3A-1

Declaration of purpose and legislative findings.

The Legislature has found and determined and does hereby declare that in this state the following conditions exist:

(1) That there exists in this state an inadequate supply of funds at interest rates sufficiently low to enable persons engaged in agriculture in this state to continue their operations at present levels;

(2) That such inability to continue agricultural operations lessens the supply of agricultural commodities available to fulfill the needs of the citizens of this state;

(3) That such inability to continue operations decreases available employment in the agricultural sector of the state and results in unemployment and its attendant problems; and

(4) That it is necessary, desirable and in the best interest of the citizens of this state that provision be made for the establishment of a public corporation to promote the development of agriculture in this state by making available to persons engaged in agriculture in this state, at interest rates lower than would be otherwise obtainable, funds for use in agricultural operations and to vest such corporation with all powers that may be necessary to enable it to accomplish such purpose.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-586, p. 913, §1.)