We’ve previously discussed the Farm Storage Facility Loan program, with the recent additions of cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables. However, the USDA announced yesterday additional commodities will be covered under FSFL. The new commodities are:
- Aquaculture (excluding systems that maintain live animals through uptake and discharge of water)
- Meat and poultry (unprocessed)
- Cheese, butter, and yogurt
The expansion of FSFL, especially for meat and dairy, is likely welcome news for small and niche producers. We’re happy to help in any way if you have questions about the program, or any FSA program — feel free to contact us!