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The USDA Farm Service Agency released a Fact Sheet detailing How to Apply for a Direct FSA Loan. Loans are available to purchase farm land or pay operating expenses, such as equipment, seed, or livestock. There is also an Emergency Loan Program for losses in counties that are declared a disaster or quarantine area.

The Fact Sheet tells how to obtain an FSA loan application, provides a list of all forms that must be submitted, and describes the process that will occur after submission.

Visit the FSA Farm Loan Programs web page or visit your local USDA Service Center to learn more about the different types of FSA Direct Loans as well as FSA Loan Guarantee Programs. You can also learn more about general financing issues in the FVC IA Farm Building Resource Guide.

Fencing Panels/5th Wheel Hitch

Veterans In Agriculture’s Equipment Donation Program is now accepting applications for those interested in either of the following items.

Item #1: Eight chain link wire fencing panels. These measure 6 foot tall and are approx. 10 feet wide.

Item #2: 5th wheel hitch that fits inside of a truck and can be used to pull a trailer or camper.

These items will need to be picked up in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Applications will be taken through November 1, 2018. Use this link for more information and to find the application form: https://veteransinagriculture.org/programs/farm-equipment-donation-exchange-program/

If you have additional questions contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org

Farm Starts

Watch this space for details about an upcoming meeting that will discuss organic production.