The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an organization with a legacy of responding quickly to program legislation, being service-oriented, and focusing on producer needs.
Marketing assistance loans provide producers interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows.
For a commodity to be eligible for a marketing assistance loan or a loan deficiency payment (LDP), the producer must have beneficial interest in the commodity in addition to other eligibility requirements.
- Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
- Milk Income Loss Contract Program
- Asparagus Economic Loss Program
Under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act, USDA may make loans to producers to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.
The commodity loan rates below are available in PDF only and are available under “Loan Rates” listed under “Related Topics” above.
These reports provide a host of information about loan activities, LDPs, loan forfeitures, and much more.