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Food Supply Chain Financing

Creating a more resilient, diverse and secure food supply chain

Your first source for USDA Food Supply Chain Financing!

As a nationwide lender, we're proud to support this critical industry and strengthen our country's food supply system.  

Recent food supply chain disruptions highlight just how dependent the country is on the health of American agribusiness across the entire food supply chain. The USDA Food Supply Chain Loan was developed to target and expand the food supply chain infrastructure. First Bank of the Lake is committed to offering USDA Food Supply Chain loans to help create a more resilient, diverse, and secure food supply chain. 

We’ll help you navigate through the process and help take your business to the next level.

Take advantage of options through the USDA Food Supply Chain program.
  • Loans available up to $40 million
  • No guarantee fees
  • Flexible loan terms
  • Longer repayment terms
  • No geographical constraints within the U.S. 

Eligible businesses must be involved in the food supply chain in any of the following ways:

  • Aggregation
  • Processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale
  • Distribution Of Food

Financing options to:

  • Convert, enlarge, repair, modernize or develop your business
  • Purchase and develop land, buildings, or infrastructure
  • Purchase machinery or equipment including manufacturing and IT systems
  • Cover startup costs, working capital, inventory and supplies

Plus, with First Bank of the Lake you’ll enjoy:

  • Expert support and advice
  • Quick Response
  • Flexible Options
  • Experienced Underwriters

From start to finish, we’re here for you!

We’re ready to guide you through each transaction.
  • Deal Dynamics
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Industry Insights

You're working hard to feed America and as your lending partner, we work hard to do whatever we can to help support you. 

Ideas can grow into a thriving company, expand into new markets, and take your business to the next level of success. 

Talk to us about your business and where you want to go. We can help you get there. Find out what it’s like to work with a bank who puts you first.


All loans are subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations may apply. First Bank of the Lake does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. All decisions concerning these matters should be made in conjunction with your professional advisors.

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