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Types of Agriculture Loans
How to Apply
How do small business loans for agriculture work? The agriculture loan procedure is simple and straightforward. After applying, a dedicated Loan Specialist will contact you to learn more about your farming business. You'll work directly with your Loan Specialist to explore your financing options. We'll help you customize an agriculture business loan to meet your needs.
What Customers Are Saying
Ron Beatty, Owner
Beatty Lawn & Tree ServiceKnowing how hard it had been trying to secure small business loans in the past, this family-owned business sought out National Funding thanks to its reputation for accessible, hassle-free loans. Being able to purchase new, reliable equipment was a critical component for this growth business, and National Funding helped them make it happen.
Why National Funding?
It can be difficult to find small business loans for agriculture due to the unique nature of the industry. It's important to work with a lender who understands the financial challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. We take the time to learn about you and your farm before we make recommendations on small business agriculture loans.
True to our mission, we encourage you to read the following policies and learn how they affect you as a client.
(1) 24 hours:
Fast approvals and 24 hour funding subject to receipt of required documentation, underwriting guidelines, and processing time by your bank. Funds are deposited into your business checking account as soon as the next business day after approval and acceptance of terms.
(2) Early payoff discounts:
National Funding offers special opportunities for its customers to terminate contracts early and receive a discount in the process. Equipment Finance customers who pay off the total remaining balance early, at any point during the contract, will automatically receive a 6% discount off the total remaining balance. Working Capital customers who pay off the total remaining balance in full within the first 100 days of the contract will automatically receive a 7% discount off the total remaining balance. We do not currently offer a discount on our lease contracts. Customers must pay off the balance in full, be current, and in good standing to take advantage of the discount within the time parameters.
(3) Automatic payments:
Loan payments are withdrawn via Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Monday through Friday excluding bank holidays.
(4) Wide variety of payment options:
- Equipment Financing: payments are remitted monthly with terms of 2-5 years
- Working Capital Loan: payments can be remitted daily or weekly with terms of 4 months up to 24 months
(5) Potential Tax Savings:
The Section 179 Tax Deduction allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. Meaning, if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct 100% of the purchase price from your gross income. You can secure the equipment, tools, and technology you need, while also taking advantage of significant tax deductions - up to $1,000,000. Consult your tax professional for more details.
(6) Guaranteed lowest payment:
Pursuant to the terms and conditions specified in these Rules and Restrictions of the Guaranteed Lowest Payment, National Funding guarantees to provide the lowest payment on equipment leased through National Funding, for lease terms from 24 to 60 months, or to pay $1000 towards qualifying executed leases. Lease payment comparisons must be based on a lease in excess of $10,000, for approved equipment, and with the same terms and conditions as those offered by National Funding within seven days that the National Funding terms are issued. To be eligible, customers must provide a competitive lease quote without contingencies, and vendor invoice, and in the name of the lessee within seven calendar days of the date National Funding issues its terms. Guarantee only valid on competitive equipment leases. Equipment finance agreements do not qualify.
In the event that the monthly lease payment amount from the competing lease company or bank is lower than the monthly payment that is being offered by National Funding for the same equipment and pursuant to the same terms, National Funding will verify the validity and accuracy of the competing leasing company’s or bank’s payment options, terms and the vendor quote. National Funding has the option, in its sole discretion, to either beat the competing leasing company’s or bank’s monthly payment rate, or pay $1000 to the lessee. The lessee must provide National Funding with the competing company’s or bank’s signed lease agreement with payment terms/options, and take delivery of the equipment. Payments will be made within 30 days, and lessee is responsible for any taxes.
The Guaranteed Lowest Payment is available to both new and established customers of National Funding. This offer is valid for new lease applications only. The Guaranteed Lowest Payment is not retroactive — a previously funded equipment lease with National Funding is not eligible for the Guaranteed Lowest Payment. Only non-contingent offers of lease terms and payment are eligible. Offers made to lessee that include subsidization by manufacturers and/or vendors will not be considered in comparing competing offers.
The Guaranteed Lowest Payment may be discontinued at any time without notice.
To participate in the Guaranteed Lowest Payment program, if you have a lease agreement and vendor quote which you believe will qualify for the program, contact your National Funding Lease Manager.
(7) Terms and Conditions apply:
This is not a guaranteed offer of credit. Loans subject to lender approval. Approval amount is based on eligibility determined by information obtained from Dun & Bradstreet. Actual eligibility may vary. Restrictions may apply. Application is subject to approval by the lender and is based on factors such as business type, time in business, annual sales, average bank balances, personal credit and other variables deemed relevant by the lender.
Agriculture Business Resources
Farming is an industry that doesn't run on time or money alone. To succeed, you need to have love and passion for your work. Many agriculture business owners just like you have faced similar challenges to secure agribusiness financing. Check out some of our resources below to help you learn more about types of loans in agriculture as well as tips for running a financially successful agriculture business.
Learn how farm business loans can help your agricultural business reach its goals. In addition to funding the purchase of new farmland, agribusiness loans can be used for a variety of operating costs like equipment maintenance. This blog details how to get a loan for farmland and helps you understand things to consider when looking for a farm loan.
Wondering when it’s time to replace old farm equipment? You’ll need to consider factors such as how long you’ve been using your current equipment and if you’ve already had to repair it. You also need to determine if the equipment is essential to running your farm and if you can upgrade it to be more efficient. This article takes a look at why it might be a good idea to finance new or used equipment instead of using up cash reserves to replace equipment.
Did you know you may be able to receive an immediate tax break when you purchase, lease or finance new farm equipment? In a bumper crop year, you can purchase the new harvester, tractor or sprayer your farm needs and potentially save on your tax bill. Read this blog to learn more about the deduction and how it can change your agriculture loan needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to apply for a farm loan can sometimes be difficult. That is why we are here to help and answer some of the most important questions. If you have additional questions, our Loan Specialists are available to answer any questions you may have.
An agriculture farm loan from National Funding is a loan specifically designed to fund small farms and ranches. An agriculture business loan can be used towards purchasing farming equipment, land, supplies, and more. If you are ready to expand your farm, upgrade your ranch or simply need funds for everyday agricultural expenses, a farm loan can help you meet your goals.
At National Funding, we make it simple to qualify for an agriculture farm loan by offering our application process online, plus it only takes a few minutes to fill out. We won’t ask for extensive paperwork or a huge backlog on bank statements, just the basics. One of our Loan Specialists will get back to you shortly after to ask you a few questions to get a better idea of your agricultural business.
Since loan type, amount, and length varies by agricultural business, the loan interest will also vary. We have dedicated Loan Specialists here to help you determine what loan is best for you and your business needs.
Here at National Funding, we look at more than just your credit score to determine if you qualify for a loan. We offer alternative loan options for those who have bad credit and are in need of a loan. Bad credit shouldn’t stop you from having loan options available to you, so apply today to see if you qualify.
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