Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL)

Deadline Information:
Applications must be submitted by the final loan availability date for the commodity.

The Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) program, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offers loans to producers of eligible commodities to help manage their cash flow needs and provide marketing flexibility. By using their harvested commodities as collateral, producers can obtain interim financing and delay the sale of their crops until market prices improve. MALs help stabilize agricultural income and ensure that farmers have the financial resources to continue their operations.

Program Features:

Additional MAL Benefits:

How to Enroll: To apply for Marketing Assistance Loans, producers must complete and submit a loan application to their local FSA office. The application process includes providing documentation of the eligible commodity, production records, and proof of compliance with program requirements. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include producers of designated commodities who meet conservation and wetland protection requirements and provide sufficient documentation of their commodities. Producers must comply with all program requirements to qualify for a loan.

Eligibile commodities include:

Maximum $ Amount:  



Official Program Page

MAL and LDP Fact Sheet

FSA Loan Assistance Tool Loan Information