Beginning Farmer Microloan Program Expanded

USDA Expands Microloan Program for Beginning Farmers

USDA microloan program limit to be raised to $50,000 to help beginning and family farmers.

USDA has announced that it is: raising the borrowing limit for its microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000;simplifying the lending processes; updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences; and expanding eligible business entities. The changes take effect on Nov. 7, 2014.

The microloan changes announced today will allow beginning, small and mid-sized farmers to access an additional $15,000 in loans using a simplified application process with up to seven years to repay. These efforts are part of USDA’s continued commitment to small and midsize farming operations, and new and beginning farmers.

To find out more, read the USDA news release.

1 Comment on Beginning Farmer Microloan Program Expanded

  1. I am interested in starting a specilaty crop in northern florida(first of its kind),however this particular crop will not yield until its 6th year. I am looking for grants to enable me to purchase land,equipment and the crop seedlings. I can’t get a personal loan due to credit score of 630,and I work full time as a Radiation therapist,and would continue to do so, until my first harvest. Hoping to retire and be able to have ins=come for crop. I am single and 59 yrs old. My two sons would help me.I’d appreciate your help in obtaining contacts for either microloan or sba first time woman farm loans available.
    Thank You

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