Farm Operating Loans - Maine Updated:01/2013

FSA’s Direct Farm Operating loans are a valuable resource to establish, maintain and strengthen your farm or ranch. Under its direct loan program, FSA loan officers are responsible for every aspect of the loan application process, and funding is provided through Congressional appropriation.
Operating loans may be used to purchase items such as: 
  • Livestock and feed
  • Farm equipment 
  • Fuel, farm chemicals, insurance and other operating costs, including family living expenses
  • Minor improvements or repairs to buildings
  • Refinance certain farm-related debts, excluding real estate
Operating loan funds cannot be used to finance nonfarm enterprises, including earthworms, exotic birds, tropical fish, dogs or horses used for non-farm purposes (racing, pleasure, show and boarding).
There is no minimum loan amount. The maximum loan amount for a Direct Farm Operating Loan is $300,000. There is no down payment requirement.
We 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.  Our local FSA offices will be happy to provide you with further information and a loan application.

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Don Todd
State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency
967 Illinois Ave
Bangor, ME  04401-2700
Phone: (207) 990-9100 ext 2
Fax: (207) 990-9169

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