No. 85-2858.

790 F.2d 562 (1986)

Randall F. CARSON and Susan Carson, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. John R. BLOCK, individually and as former Secretary of Agriculture, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 19, 1986.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied June 24, 1986.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James A. Lewis, Asst. U.S. Atty., Gerald D. Fines, U.S. Atty., Springfield, Ill., for defendants-appellants.

John H. Bisbee, Kent F. Slater, Lucie, Heiser & Slater, Macomb, Ill., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before CUMMINGS, Chief Judge, EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge, and NOLAND, District Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied June 24, 1986.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

Randall and Susan Carson bought a farm in 1977. In 1978 the Farmers Home Administration, a division of the Department of Agriculture, loaned the Carsons some money. The FmHA made more loans later. The ten loans come to $375,000. In 1979 the Carsons became delinquent in repayment, and the FmHA accommodated them by a combination of forbearance and further loans. When the Carsons...


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