[10/21/16] Farm Service Agency Offers Loans For Minority And Women Producers

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As part of an ongoing farm loan program – The US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has a portion of funding set aside for minority and women producers.

Jose Limon (lee men), Senior Farm Loan Officer with Chelan and Douglas Counties Farm Service Agency, says the program is specifically intended for minorities and women…

102116 FSA Minority Loans 1 :26 “…rather than later.”

Loan funds can be used to purchase farms, livestock and equipment- to operate the farm, build or repair farm buildings, for soil and water conservation practices and in some cases refinance debts.

Limon says the application and eligibility requirements would be the same, adding that the program ensures those considered “disadvantaged” are also able to secure necessary farm loans…

102116 FSA Minority Loans 2 :39 “…or revamping a farm.”

For more information regarding this Farm Loan program, contact the Chelan and Douglas Counties Farm Service Agency, based out of Wenatchee at 662-1141, extension 2.