"The program provides Missouri tax credits to Missouri lenders who make breeding livestock loans to small farmers.To participate in the loan program, a small farmer shall first obtain approval for a family farm breeding livestock loan from an eligible lender.
"Under the High Tunnel Loan Program, Missouri producers who have been approved by USDA NRCS, through either the USDA NRCS EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel System Initiative or the EQIP Organic Initiative for a seasonal high tunnel reimbursement, will be eligible for a short term loan.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson has announced the recipients of the state’s second round of Livestock Investment Grants. Fifty producers were selected to share $1 million in grants aimed at boosting the state’s livestock sector.
The Aggie Bond Loan Program is a federal bonding program administered by the State through its Rural Finance Authority. The program offers affordable financing for a qualified beginning farmer. This is accomplished by securing for the applicant a reduced interest rate on the loan they are submitting for approval under the program.
Missouri Alternative Loan Program can be used to finance the production, processing and marketing needs of an alternative agricultural enterprise. Applicants must be a legal Missouri resident and a minimum of 14 years of age. The project must be located in Missouri and the maximum loan amount is $20,000 with a 5 year repayment term.