Production Credit Association helps to guarantee loans with terms varying from 7 to 15 years. The function of guaranteeing also depends on the policies of the bank offering the loaned amount as funding. The company can initiate steps to amortize the loans over 15 or less years. However, refinancing might not help to extend the loan-term over 15 years from the date of sanction. The association also includes agricultural credit associations, co-operative banks, farm credit banks, associations of federal land bank, associations for federal land credit and the likes. The company helps to raise money by selling securities against debt to various investors.