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The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program


The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, hay, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables. Eligible facility types include grain bins, hay barns and facilities for cold storage.

Since its inception in May 2000, more than 33,000 loans have been issued for on-farm storage, increasing storage capacity by 900 million bushels.

A series of improvements have been developed to better tailor FSFLs to finance on-farm storage and handling for small and mid-sized farms. The changes also for the first time allow FSFLs to cover the structure and equipment required to get fruits and vegetables washed, treated and packed along with the cold storage that had been previously covered exclusively.

To lear more ....
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=prsu&topic=flp-fp

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