Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company operates through four segments: Farm & Ranch, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guarantees, Rural Utilities and Institutional Credit. The Company purchases mortgage loans on agricultural real estate and rural housing under the Farm & Ranch line of business. Under the USDA Guarantees business, Farmer Mac II LLC, a subsidiary of Farmer Mac, purchases agricultural, rural development, business and industry, and community facilities loans guaranteed by the USDA. The Company purchases and guarantees securities backed by rural utilities loans under the Rural Utilities business. Under the Institutional Credit line of business, Farmer Mac purchases or guarantees general obligations of institutions approved by Farmer Mac. The Company sells its guarantees of securities under the AgVantage brand name.