Sugar Loan Program

Deadline Information:
Loan applications are accepted beginning October 1 of each fiscal year. The maturity date for loans is the earlier of nine months from the start date or the end of the fiscal year.

The Sugar Loan Program, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offers low-interest loans to sugar producers to help them manage cash flow during the harvest period. By allowing producers to store their sugar and delay selling until market conditions improve, the program supports more stable and profitable marketing strategies. Producers can repay the loan or forfeit the sugar as collateral to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) if market prices remain unfavorable. This forfeiture option effectively sets a price floor, ensuring that producers can secure at least the loan amount for their sugar.

Program Features:

Minimum Price Support:

Marketing Allotments:


How to Enroll:To apply for the Sugar Loan Program, producers must complete and submit a loan application to their local FSA office. The application process includes providing documentation of production, storage needs, and 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 processors of domestically grown sugarcane or sugar beets who comply with highly erodible and wetlands regulations and agree to the terms and conditions of the loan program.

Producers are encouraged to check with their local FSA office for specific requirements, application deadlines, and additional program details.

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