Topic: Business Insights

Guide to Small Business Loans for Veterans

If you’re starting a business as a veteran and looking for some help, check out this guide on small business loans for veterans.

What You Should Know About the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The USDA reported record-high agricultural exports in 2021. Corn, beef, grains, and a variety of other goods broke previous records despite pandemic-related supply chain issues. While that’s good news for farmers, there’s more to the story.

Succession Planning for Farmers

Succession planning for farmers is critical. But how can you ensure you’re setting up the farm transition process properly so that it can get passed on? Here is what to consider!

The $1 Billion Food Industry Loan Program That Most Executives Don’t Know About

Most executives aren't aware of $1+ billion loan program designed to help fund expansion for companies involved in the food supply chain. Keep reading to learn more about this program.

Crop Input Prices

Fertilizer and herbicide prices are 200-400% higher than last year. The drastic increase in farm input costs have been making headlines for nearly a year now and farmers are struggling to plan for the 2022 season.

Farm Loan Programs Available Through the USDA & IFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) offer several government-assisted loan options for those in the farming and ranching industry.

Guide to Small Business Loans for Women

Access to financing is one of the obstacles women face as business owners. In this article, we cover woman-specific loans and funding methods that can help improve your business.

The First Step in Starting a Business is a Feasibility Study

Conducting a feasibility study can uncover new ideas and address potential issues so you can get your business idea up and running smoothly from the beginning.

Is an SBA or USDA business loan a good fit for your business?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA) have programs that provide access to capital for businesses to assist them wherever that business may be in its life cycle.

What are SBA Loans?

SBA loans help ensure that small businesses have access to credit at favorable terms. The mission of the SBA is to help Americans start, build, and grow a business.

Overcoming Small Businesses Supply Chain Issues with an SBA Loan

Ongoing supply chain issues and rising prices are causing difficulties for many businesses. SBA loans are one tool that can help small businesses address the current supply chain challenges.

Now Accepting Applications for new USDA Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program

Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) wants to help eligible borrowers expand meat and poultry processing capacity and finance other food supply chain infrastructure through the USDA Rural Development’s new Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program.