Program Description

Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are provided to encourage the construction of on-farm storage and handling facilities for eligible commodities. Eligible commodities include: corn, grain sorghum, oats, wheat, barley, rice, soybeans, peanuts, minor oilseeds, lentils, chickpeas, dry peas, hay, renewable biomass and cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for this loan, a borrower must be a landowner, landlord, leaseholder, tenant, or sharecropper who produces an eligible facility loan and who has a satisfactory credit rating. You must also meet all of the following:

  • Has ability to repay the debt for the facility loan, and
  • Has a storage need based on the borrower's three-year-average acreage and share of production, minus any current storage available, and
  • Provides proof of multi-peril crop insurance from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) or a private company for the life of the loan, and
  • Provides proof of all peril insurance and, if applicable, flood insurance with CCC as a loss payee, and
  • Compliant with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provisions for highly erodible land and wetlands, and
  • Compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act, and
  • Compliant with any applicable local zoning, land use, and building codes. 

A borrower is not eligible if either of the following apply:

  • Has delinquent non-tax federal debt, or
  • Has been convicted of a controlled substance violation.

Loan Terms

The interest rate is fixed for the loan term and based on the rate in effect for the applicable loan term during the month of the initial loan approval. Length of loan terms are 7, 10, or 12 years depending on the loan principal.

The maximum loan amount is $500,000. One partial disbursement is available. There are no prepayment penalties, and annual payments are required.

Additional Information

Additional Information
Max Loan Length7, 10, or 12 years
Interest RateVaries
Max Loan Amount$500,000
Payment FrequencyAnnually
Prepayment PenaltiesNone
Repayment PeriodFunding to individual farmers and ranchers
Loan Categories
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Agricultural Loans