Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

For some landowners, considering an update in grain systems or upgrade in storage sizing may seem unattainable due to upfront costs and initial investment. But for those who qualify, and many do, the USDA Farm Service Agency offers the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL). FSFL provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade their grain storage and handling facilities. With coordination and building from FS Construction Services, off-season promotions from our largest grain system suppliers and FSFL – acquiring a new grain storage structure is possible.

There are multiple factors that contribute to one’s eligibility including qualifying commodity type, approval by the local FSA county committee, structure lifespan of at least 15 years whether new or renovated, as well as security requirements, among others.

The maximum loan amount through FSFL is $500,000 per loan with eligible cost items such as purchase price and sales tax, shipping and delivery, site preparation and installation and attorney or archaeological study fees.

The Grain Systems Department at FS Construction Services not only provides these qualifying facilities from GSI, Brock, Lowry, Sukup, Shivvers and Hutchinson, but we’ll also work with you to begin the FSFL application process. Pursuing these upgrades and updates now ensures profitability and return on investment because of the optimal level at which you can store your grain. Let us work with you to get a plan in place.

For more information on FSFL, visit the Fact Sheet on the FSA section of the USDA website or call us at 866-551-3454 to investigate your options.

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The Payoff for Housing Your Farm Equipment

Machinery maintenance expenses contribute to the significant costs associated with owning and operating farm equipment. Housing your farm equipment not only reduces maintenance necessities and repair costs but also increases overall farming productivity or trade-in values.

If you haven’t decided on pursuing a sound machine and equipment storage, you may be asking yourself if the investment in the storage building is justifiable. FS Construction Services can confidently assure you that answer is yes. The investment you make now will save you in the future.

Exposure to sunshine, moisture and freezing conditions reduce the serviceable lifetime of machinery. Belts, tires and hoses deteriorate rapidly in climate changes when resting outdoors. Balers, combines and other harvesting and planting equipment are most susceptible.

The buildings team at FS Construction Services works with you from start to finish determining what capabilities and amount of space you need to house your current equipment and make room for more, if necessary. Walters Buildings has a multitude of designs that we tailor to your needs, and the building steps we follow clearly outline where we are in the process and what steps will follow.

Now is the time to be considering how next season’s profitability will fare. Decreasing overhead maintenance costs, avoiding operation downtime and maintaining a lengthy serviceable lifetime are all contributors. Pursuing sound machine and equipment storage from FS Construction Services is guaranteeing that your equipment investments are safe now and for seasons to come.

Call our buildings and construction team at 866-551-3454 or email us to start discussing your options today.

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Secure Your Grain Storage, Handling and Drying Upgrades Now

With the recent conclusion of harvest and the cold weather now closing in, Gateway FS suggests now as the time to prepare for next season. As you plan your seed orders in the coming months, have you considered the addition of that 20,000-bushel (or larger) grain bin you’ve had an eye on? Or maybe you’ve looked into a new option for your grain drying or handling. Gateway FS encourages you to take the steps towards acquiring those upgrades now.

Many of our suppliers offer premium discount pricing as the year comes to a close and while farmers are considering equipment updates needed for maximized production next season. The sooner you research and secure your purchase, the deeper the discounts you’ll receive. If you’re unsure about which grain system upgrade will be most beneficial, contact our Grain Systems department for help with your decision.

Some of our suppliers offering off-season discounts include:

GSI
Shivvers
Hutchinson
Sukup
Brock
Lowry

For more information regarding the discounts you can receive on your equipment upgrades, contact us today.

Grain Systems – Glen Muench – 866.551.3454 – Email

Grain Systems (Southern) – Nathan Koester – 618.528.2395 – Email