Farm Service Agency Programs
“Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers farm commodity, crop insurance, credit, environmental, conservation, and emergency assistance programs for farmers and ranchers.”
Your Guild to FSA Loans: This guide was written for people who need assistance starting, expanding, or owning a farm or ranch. If you are thinking about borrowing money to start or expand your business, it is a good idea to ask yourself several questions before you begin. Before you borrow money, you need to invest time in learning about your options and the procedures to apply for a loan. This guide will help you identify concerns and questions you may have before you start the loan process.
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans: FSAs Direct Farm operating loans are a valuable resource to establish, maintain and strengthen your farm or ranch.
Farm Ownership Loans: FSAs Direct Farm Ownership loans provide farmers and ranchers the opportunity to purchase farmland, construct and repair buildings, make farm improvements.
Emergency Farm Loans: USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides Emergency Loans to help produces who own or operate located in a county declared as a primary disaster area or quarantine area.
Guaranteed Farm Loans: FSA guaranteed loans provide lenders with a guarantee of up to 95 percent of the loss of principle and interest on a loan.
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers: The Agency targets a portion of its loan funds to minorities and women farmers and ranchers.
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: The Agency targets a portion of tis funds to small and beginning farmers and ranchers (BF).
Rural Youth Loans: FSA makes loans to individuals youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H Clubs, FFA and similar organizations.