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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs

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.