Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 8, Number 4
April 2008

USDA FSA Beginning Farmer Loans Available

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Beginning Farm Loan program is atrracting increased interest right now for several reasons:

  • Booming commodity prices are enticing more of the next generation to return to the family farm.
  • Interest rates of the Beginning Farm Loan programs are very attractive right now.
  • USDA-FSA reports that they do have authority to fund qualifying direct loans now.
  • The pending new farm bill is expected to raise loan levels for the first time in two decades.

For more information on the USDA FSA Beginning Farmer Loan Program website or contact your local Farm Service Agency County Office.


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