Down Payment Loan Program Updated:03/2021

A joint financing option to help beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers purchase farmland

Access to affordable farmland is one of the most significant challenges faced by new and aspiring farmers. From California’s Central Valley to New York’s Hudson Valley and everywhere in between, farmers continue to struggle to find suitable land to start or grow their businesses. For beginning, women, veteran, and farmers of color, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers a special joint-financing loan option for farmland purchases. The Down Payment Loan Program (DPLP) assists underserved farmers in accessing capital for farmland by creating a partnership between the farmer, FSA, and a private lender.

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
110 Maryland Avenue NE
Suite 209
Washington, DC  20002
Phone: (202) 547-5754

Service Area

National Program