FSA makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership (FO) and operating loans (OL) to
family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a
bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender.
can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed,
and supplies. Our loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm
Many FSA loan application forms
are available on our website! We
also encourage you to contact your local office or USDA Service Center
to learn more about
our programs and the information you will need for a complete application.
FSA loans are often provided to beginning farmers who cannot qualify for
conventional loans because they have insufficient financial resources. FSA also
helps established farmers who have suffered financial setbacks from natural
disasters, or whose resources are too limited to maintain profitable farming
FSA releases The Path to Success
video. The video provides an
overview of Farm Loan Programs and shows how eight producers from around
the country worked with FSA to achieve success on their farm.