From starter loans to land loans, California FarmLink’s lending is designed specifically for farmers and ranchers, and now fishers!
Our clients appreciate our focus on resource-based economies and flexibility that meets their needs. We actively support sustainable and organic agriculture, regenerative farming, direct marketing, and diversified farms. Our staff has deep experience in farm lending and small business development. We invite you to make a Farm Loan Inquiry to learn more. Starting in October 2021, we are also able to help California-based, family-scale fishers to access affordable capital. Fisheries businesses are invited to make a Fisheries Loan Inquiry.
Our current loan products include:
|FARM LOAN TYPES||Use of funds||Loan amounts||Annual interest rate||Loan fee (due prior to loan)||Repayment terms|
|Starter Loans (new businesses)||General farm/ranch expenses||$1,500-5,000||Rates from 7-8%||2%||12-14 months|
|Operating Loans||Seeds/transplants, rent, labor, marketing, etc.||$5,000-$1.825M||Rates from 7-8%||2%||12-14 months|
|Term Loans for Equipment, Conservation, Orchards, etc||Tractors, vehicles, irrigation, cover crops, habitat, wells, hoop houses, etc.||$5,000-$1.825M||Rates from 7-8%||2%||1-7 years|
|Land Loans||Purchase or refinance of ag land||Up to $1.825M||Rates vary, typically 5-7%||1% – 2% based on loan size||Up to 30 years|
|Line of Credit||Payment advance for accounts receivable (with buyer contract)||$5,000- $100,000||1% per transaction||2%||30 days; repaid by contracted buyer|
|Note: For loans >$50,000, California FarmLink typically requires a loan guarantee from the USDA Farm Service Agency, which we can help to facilitate. If your needs are not listed, please contact us.|
|FISHERY LOAN TYPE||Use of funds||Loan amounts||Annual interest rate||Loan fee (due prior to loan)||Repayment terms||Loan Product
|Fisheries Loan||Fisheries business expenses
(Permits, Quota, Vessels, Gear, Equipment, Engines, Processing, Working Capital)
|Up to $250,000||Rates from 6-8%||2%||1-10 years||Inquire about a Fisheries Loan|
We also provide conservation financing for working farms and ranchers. If you want to invest in more conservation benefits on your farm or ranch, learn about our Conservation Loans.
California FarmLink is a licensed lender. Our loans are made pursuant to our California Finance Lenders License (#605 4397), issued by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.