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Topic: Credit

Credit has been called the lifeblood of farming. FLAG attorneys are considered the nation’s leading experts in USDA credit programs. FLAG attorneys:

  • Provide education and training about farmers’ rights and obligations in Farm Service Agency credit programs
  • Advise farmers and farm advocates regarding credit eligibility requirements
  • Advise and assist farmers who believe they were wrongly denied credit


Deadlines Extended - Farmers' Guide to USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) Second Edition – Sept. 8, 2023 (9/22/2023)
Deadlines Extended - Updated Brief Farmers’ Guide to USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program - Sept 6, 2023 (9/6/2023)
Deadlines Extended - FLAG’s Brief Guide to the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program now available in Spanish (8/22/2023)
Farmers’ Guide to Changes in Taxation of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Loan Payments - April 19, 2023 (4/20/2023)
Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance (Seventh Edition) Volume 5: Disaster Set-Aside Program (9/13/2019)
Farmers’ Guide to the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (6/27/2019)
Farmers' Guide to Minnesota Lending Law - 3rd Edition (3/7/2019)
FSA "Receipt for Service" (10/28/2014)
Using Leases to Meet Financial and Stewardship Goals (9/10/2014)
Comments on Microloan Operating Loans (8/20/2014)