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Cold Storage & The Food Supply Chain

Cold Storage & The Food Supply Chain

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jun 15, 2022

Cold storage is a vital link in the food supply chain. Limited-time funding can help start or grow this and other food supply chain businesses.

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FSA Loans Expand Financing Options For Farmers & Ranchers

FSA Loans Expand Financing Options For Farmers & Ranchers

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 19, 2021

Farmers and ranchers may be able to get a loan through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). This blog breaks down the loan types under three FSA programs.

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USDA Rural Development Business Loans: Consider These Benefits

USDA Rural Development Business Loans: Consider These Benefits

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 05, 2021

USDA rural development business loans offer benefits the average person might not know about. We explore those somewhat hidden benefits in this blog.

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Loan Options Available For Rural Small Businesses

Loan Options Available For Rural Small Businesses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 23, 2021

Rural America is vital to the nation’s economy and small businesses located in these communities can use these loan options to continue their growth.

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5 Reasons To Open A Small Business In A Rural Community

5 Reasons To Open A Small Business In A Rural Community

Posted by: Stearns Bank on May 26, 2021

Having lower costs and building long-term relationships are two reasons why it's advantageous for entrepreneurs to start businesses in rural communities.

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USDA REAP for Solar, Wind and Renewable Energy Financing

USDA REAP for Solar, Wind and Renewable Energy Financing

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Apr 29, 2021

The USDA REAP program can be used to finance a solar, wind or renewable energy project in rural areas.

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself About USDA Business Loans

3 Questions To Ask Yourself About USDA Business Loans

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Mar 11, 2021

USDA Rural Development business loans work out well when you find the right lender. A Multi-State Lender, like Stearns Bank, can make all the difference.

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USDA Rural Development Loans – How To Apply & Qualify

USDA Rural Development Loans – How To Apply & Qualify

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 22, 2021

Find out how to apply for USDA Rural Development Loans and what program might be right for you, including the Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program.

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USDA Rural Development Loan: Right Financing Fit for Your Project?

USDA Rural Development Loan: Right Financing Fit for Your Project?

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 15, 2021

Find out more about USDA rural development Business and Industry loans, which have become a more viable option for business owners in smaller communities.

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