The Farm Service Agency (FSA) developed the Microloan (ML) program to better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and the smallest of family farm operations by modifying its Operating Loan (OL) application, eligibility and security requirements.
"The North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program helps address nonpoint pollution by providing technical and financial resources to prevent damage to our water resources from soil erosion, excessive fertilizer use, animal waste contamination, and improper use of agricultural chemicals.
"FarmStartassists beginning farmers and new cooperatives through their startup years by providing working capital investments of up to $50,000 to get their business off the ground. The investment functions the same as an operating line of credit.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: types of FSA loans explained; step-by-steo instructions; preparing your application; how to prepare a business plan for aloan application; resources and contact information; definitions of common terms.