Department of Agriculture

Rural Assistance Loans

The Rural Assistance Loan Program provides loans to producers with modest financial investments in agriculture. These loans finance agricultural enterprises to provide financial experience and assist in the economic growth and welfare of Montana agriculture. Rural Assistance Loans are available through the Agricultural Finance Program of the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Maximum Award Amount


Cost Matching

None, loans may be issued for up to 80% of collateral value.

Eligible Applicants

Montana residents, 18 or older, whose net worth does not exceed $450,000.

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