"FSA loans are designed to make sure that everyone has access to credit including underserved, and beginning farmers and ranchers"
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There have been rumors for months that the Cottonwood credit union would expand their reach to Kooskia. They confirmed last week they will open a branch in the former Umpqua bank building on Main Street. We joined Cottonwood credit union (in addition to being Freedom Northwest Credit Union members) a few years back because they have a great construction loan program. They were nice to work with and contractor liked it because he got paid quickly. (Although Freedom Northwest Credit Union can in some cases help people to find construction financing, they do not have a formal construction loan program.) It will also be great to have one fewer vacant building in Kooskia.
The Idaho County Recycling sites at Grangeville and Cottonwood will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, of the Labor Day weekend. Both facilities will be open again on Sept. 8. The Kooskia site will maintain its usual hours on Sept. 1.
Agricultural producers in Idaho and Clearwater counties who lost property due to recent flooding disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The bill passed by the committee June 13 will next be debated on the Senate floor. The current farm bill expires Sept 30.
White Bird wastewater system improvements will be funded through a $1.5 million low-interest construction loan, awarded last week from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded $85,500 in drinking water emergency funds to the City of White Bird to address infrastructure issues that led to last year’s system shutdown.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation earlier this month announced interest rates for January 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for January is 1.625 percent, up from 1.500 percent in December.
Physical loss loans may be made to eligible farmers and ranchers to repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agriculture operation, including livestock losses.