Skip to Content

You are here

Farm Loan Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans for family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender. The Farm Loan Program helps to promote, build, and sustain family farms in support of a thriving agricultural economy. Loans are often provided to beginning farmers who cannot qualify for conventional loans because they have insufficient financial resources. Loans are also available for established farmers who have suffered financial setbacks from natural disasters, or whose resources are too limited to maintain profitable farming operations. Loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed, and supplies. Loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements.

Eligibility: All U.S. family-size farmers and ranchers that meet specific loan criteria. A fact sheet outlining the criteria for the various loans can be obtained at the following link: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/loans11.pdf
Click here to suggest additional keyword tags

Contact

Related Content

FSA - Farm Loan Programs
Serving Family Farmers, Cultivating Opportunities. FSA's farm loan programs (PDF)...
Farm Loan Programs
Direct and guaranteed ownership and operation loans for family-size farms and ranches. ...
Farm Emergency Loans
The emergency loan program aims to help family farmers recover from losses resulting from natural disasters. These loans can be used to: ...
Farm Operating Loans (Direct and Guaranteed)
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm operating loans to farmers who are temporarily unable to obtain private, commercial credit. Operating...
USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program for Small and Mid-Size Farms
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes competitively awarded grants to qualified...