Business Resources

Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program – Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA)

If you’re a farmer or rancher in Nebraska, NIFA has a program to help you start or scale your agribusiness. The NIFA Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program helps eligible farmers and ranchers access agricultural loans at lower interest rates than those available in the conventional farm credit markets.


NIFA issues a bond (purchased by the bank or other lender of the borrower’s choosing) and the interest is exempt from federal and Nebraska state income tax. The lender then sets the interest rate on the agricultural loan to reflect the tax-exempt rate on the bond, providing a lower rate for eligible farmers and ranchers. 

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Debt Funding (Specialty)
Contact Information
Beginning Farmer/Rancher Loan Program Information
1230 “O” Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508