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When everything costs more, get an operating loan that pays you back.
Our operating loans give you more cash back and more flexibility in how you are able to manage your funds.
Why Farm Credit Mid-America?
- Patronage† program – The more you use your line of credit, the more cash you get back at the end of the year through our Patronage program. Our farmers have received an average 1.5% of their average daily loan balance back in cash over each of the last 4 years.
- Cash back Disbursement Card – When you connect our cash back disbursement card§§ to your operating loan, you earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
- Strategically manage your funds – Get a more comprehensive picture of your funds through a Farm Cash Management®¶ account and enjoy convenient access to your line of credit based on your preferences—through a checkbook, cash back‡‡ disbursement card, or wire transfer.
How to Apply
Whether you’re applying online or at a local office, we’re here to make the loan process as easy as possible.
- Gather Your Borrower Information
You can apply individually or with someone else, but be sure to have the basic information handy for both borrowers, including legal name, physical address, date of birth, social security number, farm and other income. Make sure you know your annual income and the amount you want to borrow.
- Understand Collateral Requirements††
Securing your loan or lease with collateral can have a positive impact on your application approval process. Fortunately, we make it easy to use items such as equipment, livestock or inventory.
- Complete our application, either online or in-person
We offer options with our loan application. You can either apply online for loans up to $150,000 or through a local office with one of our team members.
Our farm is our legacy; it’s something that’s ours.
Convenience Built for Farmers
Operating loans are designed to use for routine operating expenses. These annual loans make funds available to you as needed, and once you pay them back you can draw from them again.
Some operating lines are eligible for automatic renewal as long as our credit standards. And renewals that go through the automatic renewal process may not be subject to fees.
Accessing your funds should be easy. That’s why we offer multiple ways for you to access your operating funds, including through a checkbook, disbursement card§§ and wire transfers. And you can deposit funds through our remote capture option on our online banking app.
Competitive Rate Options
With a variety of rate options available, including fixed, adjustable and more, you can find the right operating loan for your operation’s needs.
Easily automate transfers from your operating line of credit through our online banking platform. With the ability to integrate with popular programs like Quicken® and Quickbooks®, you can manage your operating funds safely and securely.
Enjoy 1.5% cash back on purchases, plus convenient access to your operating funds.
With a Farm Credit Mid-America disbursement card§§, you not only earn 1.5% cash back‡‡ for the things you’re already purchasing, you also can access your line of credit for your operating loan, any time, anywhere. You no longer need to request disbursements—spend seamlessly on supplies like seed, machinery, business meeting expenses, and more.
- Rewarding – Earn 1.5% cash back‡‡ on every purchase
- Immediate Access – Access your operating funds right away, without having to request disbursements
- Simple – Pay bills and access your account records online
- Secure – Rest easy with Mastercard® fraud protection
Frequently Asked Questions
Calculate Loan Payments
Enter your total loan amount into this farm loan payment calculator to estimate your monthly payment and loan amount with interest.
This calculator is based on the rate being fixed to maturity. A loan not on a fixed rate could change at repricing.
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* Loans and leases are subject to credit approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Farm Credit Mid-America is an equal opportunity lender.
† Patronage is an annual decision made by the Board of Directors to return earnings to eligible customers. To learn more about patronage or patronage eligibility, please visit our Patronage page.
§§ Disbursement card is for use with an operating loan. Operating loans are subject to credit approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply. For more information, please contact us at 800-444-FARM. Farm Credit Mid-America is an equal opportunity lender.
¶ This is not an offer for the sale of Farm Cash Management® (FCM®) investment accounts or AgriBank Money Market investments. Such investments are not insured by or a direct obligation of the United States government. FCM investments can only be purchased directly from AgriBank, FCB. Carefully review the disclosure information provided to all prospective purchasers prior to purchasing. Farm Credit associations are not authorized to represent AgriBank regarding such investment accounts. You should not rely on any statement or opinion of our associations or personnel in deciding upon the safety and soundness of FCM accounts or their suitability for your particular situation. Certain terms and conditions apply to FCM accounts.
‡‡ Cash back is made in the form of a credit to your operating line every October. In the event your line has been paid in full, payment will be made via check. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
†† Your loan length and credit score will impact the down payment and/or collateral required. If the existing land you plan to use for collateral has a mortgage with another institution it must be subordinated to or refinanced with Farm Credit Mid-America.
¶¶ Not all loans are eligible for automatic renewal. Renewals that do not go through the automatic renewal process may be subject to certain fees. Automatic renewals are subject to credit approval. Other factors like eligibility and scope may apply.
Farm Credit Mid-America territory includes Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Arkansas includes Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha (northeast of the White River), Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis counties. Missouri includes Carter, Ripley and Wayne counties. Kentucky excludes Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties. Ohio excludes Crawford, Hancock, Lucas, Marion, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. We serve all counties in Indiana and Tennessee.