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KAFC approves $500K in area loans, $5M statewide

From Lisa Tolliver

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC) approved $4,996,821 for 22 agricultural loans for projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

Loans approved include $250,000 for the Agricultural Infrastructure Loan Program in Adair County and $250,000 for the Beginning Farmer Loan Program in Green County.

Agricultural Infrastructure Loan Program (AILP)
Six Agricultural Infrastructure loans totaling $1,079,507 were approved. Loan recipients were in Adair ($250,000), Breckinridge ($130,312 and $141,695), Graves ($57,500), and Ohio ($250,000 and $250,000) counties. KAFC participates with lenders to provide financing to producers making capital expenditures for agricultural projects through the AILP. Eligible projects include permanent farm structures with attached equipment that improves the profitability of farming operations. Producers may be eligible for up to $250,000 not to exceed 50 percent of the project.

Agricultural Processing Loan Program (APLP)
Two Agricultural Processing loans totaling $1,500,000 were approved. Loan recipients were in Graves ($1,000,000) and Mercer ($500,000) counties. APLP is designed to provide loan opportunities to companies and individuals in Kentucky interested in adding value to Kentucky-grown agricultural commodities through further processing. Agricultural processors may qualify for financing for acquisition of equipment, construction of new facilities, renovation/expansion of existing facilities and permanent working capital up to 50 percent of the project cost.

Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP)
Thirteen Beginning Farmer loans totaling $2,167,314 were approved. Loan recipients were in Anderson ($172,500), Caldwell ($142,252), Clinton ($250,000), Daviess ($112,500, $150,000, $157,000, and $250,000), Franklin ($250,000), Green ($250,000), Harrison ($67,830), McClean ($100,000 and $165,232), and Montgomery ($100,000) counties. The BFLP is designed to assist individuals with some farming experience who desire to develop, expand, or buy into a farming operation. Beginning farmers may qualify for financing to purchase livestock, equipment, or agriculture facilities; to secure permanent working capital; for the purchase of farm real estate; or to invest in a partnership or LLC.

Diversification through Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Program (DEALP)
A Diversification through Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness loan totaling $250,000 was approved for a recipient in Livingston County. DEALP is designed to assist agri-entrepreneurs with the purchase, establishment or expansion of a business that sells agricultural products or services to farmers or consumers.

For more information on the programs offered by the KAFC, contact Bill McCloskey at Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy at (502) 382-6093 or email

This story was posted on 2023-03-10 14:30:37
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