USDA Farm Storage Facility Loans Expands to Dairy, Flowers and Meats

FSA’s Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program, which provides low-interest financing to producers to build or upgrade storage facilities, will now include dairy, flowers and meats as eligible commodities.

For more information go to this link  to FSA Farm Facility Loans  or contact your local FSA office.

Producers do not need to demonstrate the lack of commercial credit availability to apply.

The new commodities eligible for facility loans include :
• floriculture
• hops
• rye
• milk
• cheese
• butter
• yogurt
• meat and poultry (unprocessed)
• eggs
• and aquaculture (excluding systems that maintain live animals through uptake and discharge of water).
**Commodities already eligible for the loans include corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, oats, peanuts, wheat, barley, minor oilseeds harvested as whole grain, pulse crops (lentils, chickpeas and dry peas), hay, honey, renewable biomass, and fruits, nuts and vegetables for cold storage facilities.