Sugar Storage Facility Loan (SSFL) Program

Deadline Information:
Applications are accepted year-round.

The Sugar Storage Facility Loan (SSFL) Program, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offers financial assistance to eligible sugar producers and processors to build, upgrade, or purchase storage and handling facilities and equipment. These loans help improve the storage capacity, handling efficiency, and overall quality of sugar products. The program supports both portable and permanently affixed structures and equipment, including storage and handling trucks.

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Additional Benefits:

How to Enroll:To apply for the Sugar Storage Facility Loan, producers and processors must complete and submit an application to their local FSA office. The application process includes providing detailed information about the proposed facility, cost estimates, and proof of the ability to repay the loan. An environmental evaluation is also required before approval.

Eligibility:Eligible applicants include sugar producers and processors who demonstrate a need for improved storage facilities and the ability to repay the loan. Applicants must provide detailed plans and cost estimates for the construction or renovation of storage facilities.

Eligible Commodities:

Eligible Facilities, Equipment, and Upgrades:

Environmental Evaluation Requirements:All loan requests are subject to an environmental evaluation and must be approved by the local FSA state or county committee before any site preparation or construction begins.

Where to File the Application:Loan applications should be filed in the administrative FSA county office that maintains the farm’s records.

Maximum $ Amount:  

Up to $500,000 per loan; up to $50,000 for Microloans


Official Program Page

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