FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19 May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm […]

FSA Reminder of Ongoing Disaster Assistance Program Signup May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The USDA has started making payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) to agricultural producers who suffered eligible losses because of drought or excess moisture in […]

USDA Lending Rates Decline from April May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for May 2020, which are effective May 1-May 31, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Farmers Seeking COVID-19 Aid Funding – Better Act Now – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
At least some farmers should be in a better position to apply for Small Business Administration emergency loans set up to help small businesses manage through the coronavirus crisis. But […]

USDA Extends Loan Maturity for Marketing Assistance Loans Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) […]

USDA Lending Rates Down from March Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for April 2020, which are effective April 1-April 30, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Farm Loans – With Interest Rate Cut, Consider Refinancing And Consolidating Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The rush to safer investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the 10-year Treasury rate down by about a percent over the past few months, providing farmers and ranchers with […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from February Mar 2, 2020

🕔Mar 2, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for March 2020, which are effective March 1-March 31, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Farm Lending Declines For 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Declines at End of 2019“), Nathan Kauffman stated that, “The volume of agricultural lending at commercial banks […]

Ag Borrowing – Best Approaches When Asking For Money – DTN Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Securing operating loans for the upcoming crop season will bring new challenges for some borrowers, but there are ways to make farm operations more cash-worthy in the eyes of today’s […]

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