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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Program (ITLAP) loans to Indians located on 14 reservations, specifically: (1) statistics on past, current, and predicted losses of land that Indian borrowers pledged as security; (2) options available to help Indians avoid the loss of reservation land; (3) historical information on ITLAP use and tribal interest in its future use; and (4) the working relationship between FmHA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in issuing, servicing, and foreclosing on farm loans to Indians and their views on shifting FmHA functions to BIA.

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