FSA loans for farmers
I just wanted to comment on the article about the next generation of farmers [“The next generation,” fourth quarter Tobacco Farm Quarterly].
Letter to the editor
I think you included some good information, but you included the statement “The Farm Service Agency is an example of one of the government agencies that also has some grants for younger farmers.”
I am a farm loan manager in North Carolina, and as far as I know we do not have grants. We have low-interest loans with longer terms than conventional lenders, but no grants. We do have targeted funds for beginning farmers and some special financing options available, but not grants, to my knowledge. You can get this information at the FSA Web site or from our state office at 919-875-4850.
Farm Loan Manager
USDA—Farm Service Agency
Ashe, Alleghany and Surry counties, N.C.