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Certified Mediation Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Certified Mediation Program (CMP) provides agricultural producers, their creditors, and other stakeholders with a confidential and neutral platform to resolve disputes. This program helps facilitate mutually agreeable solutions through mediation, promoting better communication and reducing the need for litigation.
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N/A
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Service
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a voluntary program that provides financial incentives to farmers and landowners to implement CRP practices that address high-priority conservation issues. CREP targets specific state, tribal, and nationally significant agricultural and environmental concerns, such as water quality, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat.
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Deadline:  
Contact local FSA office
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Conservation
Sustainability
Climate Smart
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides financial compensation to farmers and landowners to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and implement conservation practices. This program aims to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat.
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Deadline:  
Based on application type
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Conservation
Beginning Farmers
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Youth Farmers
Sustainability
Climate Smart
Forestry
Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (DIPP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (DIPP) provides financial compensation to dairy producers who have suffered income losses due to the contamination of milk or the removal of dairy cows because of residues, chemicals, toxic substances, or nuclear radiation or fallout. The program aims to help dairy farmers recover from these unexpected and unavoidable losses.
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N/A
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Price Support
Dairy
Dairy Margin Coverage Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Dairy Margin Coverage Program (DMC) is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers that provides protection to farmers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. DMC offers catastrophic coverage at no cost to the producer, with options for additional coverage at varying premium rates.
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Deadline:  
Contact local FSA office
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Protection
Dairy
Disaster Set-Aside Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Disaster Set-Aside Program (DSA) allows farmers and ranchers who have existing FSA loans and are affected by natural disasters to set aside one annual installment payment, enabling them to recover from the disaster's impact and maintain their farming operations.
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Deadline:  
Within 8 months of disaster designation
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Disaster Assistance
Farm Operations
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides financial assistance to eligible producers who experience losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions not covered by other disaster programs. ELAP helps mitigate the financial impact of these unexpected events on livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish operations.
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Deadline:  
Notice of loss and application for payment must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the loss occurred.
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Disaster Assistance
Livestock
Honey Bees
Aquaculture/Fish
Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them restore farmland damaged by natural disasters. The program supports emergency measures to address damage and prevent further deterioration of the land.
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Conservation
Cost Share
Disaster Assistance
Beginning Farmers
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Youth Farmers
Sustainability
Climate Smart
Emergency Farm Loans
Maximim $ Amount:  
$500,000
Emergency Farm Loans provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters. These loans help producers recover from damage and return their operations to normal, ensuring they can continue farming and ranching activities.
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Deadline:  
Within 8 months of disaster designation
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Disaster Assistance
Beginning Farmers
Livestock
Equipment
Farm Operations
Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) provides financial and technical assistance to help owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health and productivity after natural disasters. This program supports the implementation of conservation practices to rehabilitate damaged forests.
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Deadline:  
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Conservation
Cost Share
Sustainability
Climate Smart
Forestry
Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
Based on grant type
The Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Grant Program provides financial assistance to agricultural employers to implement practices that improve labor stability, protect farmworkers, and enhance the overall workforce environment. This program supports efforts to address labor challenges and ensure a safe and fair working environment for farmworkers. FSA targets a portion of Direct loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
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Deadline:  
Contact local FSA office
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Grant
Farm Labor
Farm Operations
Farm Operating Loans
Maximim $ Amount:  
Based on loan type
Farm Operating Loans provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers for a wide range of operating expenses. These loans support the purchase of livestock, equipment, feed, seed, supplies, and other essential items needed to sustain and improve agricultural operations.
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N/A
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Loan
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Beginning Farmers
Farm Operations
Farm Ownership Loans
Maximim $ Amount:  
Based on loan type
Farm Ownership Loans provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers for the purchase, improvement, or expansion of farm or ranch operations. These loans are designed to help producers acquire land, construct buildings, make improvements, and promote the long-term viability of their agricultural enterprises. FSA targets a portion of Direct loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
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Deadline:  
N/A
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Loan
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Beginning Farmers
Buying Land
Infrastructure
Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
$500,000 per loan request.
The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program provides low-interest financing to help producers construct or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. This program supports the acquisition, construction, and enhancement of storage facilities and equipment to improve on-farm storage capacity and efficiency.
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N/A
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Loan
Equipment
Farm Operations
Infrastructure
Farmable Wetlands Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP) provides financial incentives to farmers and landowners to restore farmable wetlands and establish long-term conservation practices. This program aims to improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, and reduce soil erosion by restoring wetlands on agricultural lands.
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Deadline:  
Contact local FSA office
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Conservation
Sustainability
Climate Smart
Graze-Out Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Graze-Out Program provides financial assistance to producers who choose to graze livestock on their acreage planted with wheat, barley, oats, or triticale instead of harvesting the grain. This program supports livestock grazing and offers payments in lieu of traditional loan deficiency payments (LDP).
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Deadline:  
Applications must be submitted by the final loan availability date for the commodity.
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Farm Operations
Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program provides loans to federally recognized Indian tribes to help them purchase tribal lands within their reservation boundaries. The program aims to support tribal sovereignty, enhance agricultural production, and strengthen the economic base of tribal communities.
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Deadline:  
N/A
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Loan
Tribal Farmers
Buying Land
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
$125,000
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire on federally managed land. The program aims to help mitigate the economic impact of these natural disasters on livestock operations.
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Disaster Assistance
Livestock
Livestock Indemnity Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides financial assistance to eligible livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death in excess of normal mortality and injured livestock sold at a reduced price due to adverse weather, disease, or attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law.
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Deadline:  
Notice of loss and application for payment must be submitted no later than 60 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the loss occurred.
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Disaster Assistance
Livestock
Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) provide financial assistance to producers of eligible commodities who agree to forego a Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loan in return for a payment when market prices are below the established loan rates. This program supports farmers by providing an alternative to taking out a loan, helping to stabilize income when market prices are low.
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Deadline:  
Ongoing - see details inside
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Price Support
Farm Operations
Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL)
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) provide interim financing to producers of eligible commodities, helping them meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities during low market prices. This program supports farmers by allowing them to store their crops and sell them when market conditions are more favorable.
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Deadline:  
ongoing - see details inside
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Loan
Beginning Farmers
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Youth Farmers
Marketing
Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters. This program helps to mitigate the financial impact of these adverse events on agricultural operations.
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Protection
Farm Operations
Operating Microloan
Maximim $ Amount:  
$50,000
Operating Microloans provide small, flexible loans to help beginning, niche, and small family farm operations meet their operational needs. These loans support the purchase of equipment, livestock, feed, seed, supplies, and other essential items to sustain and improve farming operations. FSA targets a portion of these loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
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Deadline:  
N/A
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Loan
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Beginning Farmers
Farm Operations
Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP)
Maximim $ Amount:  
Payment for up to 5 million pounds of organic milk production.
The Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program provides financial assistance to organic dairy producers to offset market volatility, transportation costs, and unstable feed supply and prices. In 2023, ODMAP issued approximately $20 million in payments to organic dairy producers based on 2022 marketing costs.
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Deadline:  
Applications were accepted during the ODMAP enrollment period of May 24, 2023 through July 26, 2023. ODMAP 2024 is in the planning stages and will occur starting mid summer 2024.
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Cost Share
Dairy
Marketing
Ownership Microloan
Maximim $ Amount:  
$50,000
Ownership Microloans provide small, flexible loans to help beginning, niche, and small family farm operations purchase or improve farmland and buildings. These loans support the acquisition of land, construction or improvement of farm structures, and other capital expenses necessary to establish and sustain agricultural operations. FSA targets a portion of these loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
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Deadline:  
N/A
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Loan
Minority Farmers
Tribal Farmers
Women Farmers
Beginning Farmers
Buying Land
Reimbursable Transportation Cost Program (RTCP) for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment (RTCP) program provides financial assistance to geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to help offset the high costs of transporting agricultural commodities and inputs. This program aims to support producers in Alaska, Hawaii, and insular areas where transportation costs are significantly higher.
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Price Support
Transportation Costs
Sugar Loan Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Sugar Loan Program provides sugar producers with interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell the commodity when market prices are typically at their lowest. This program supports the orderly marketing of sugar throughout the year and ensures a minimum price floor for producers.
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Deadline:  
October 1st, 2024
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Loan
Beginning Farmers
Farm Operations
Sugar Storage Facility Loan (SSFL) Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
Up to $500,000 per loan
The Sugar Storage Facility Loan (SSFL) Program provides low-interest loans to sugar producers and processors to construct or purchase storage and handling facilities, equipment, and trucks. This program aims to improve storage, handling efficiency, and product quality.
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Deadline:  
N/A
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Loan
Equipment
Infrastructure
Farm Operations
Tree Assistance Program
Maximim $ Amount:  
N/A
The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes, and vines damaged by natural disasters. TAP aims to help producers recover from significant losses and reestablish their operations.
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Deadline:  
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Disaster Assistance
Forestry
Youth Loans
Maximim $ Amount:  
$5,000
Youth Loans provide financial assistance to young people aged 10 to 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. These projects must be part of an organized and supervised program, such as 4-H, FFA, or a similar organization, and are aimed at fostering the development of agricultural skills and experience. FSA targets a portion of these loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
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N/A
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Loan
Youth Farmers
Equipment
Livestock
Farm Operations