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Agriculture Loans

Farmers National Bank is committed to Agriculture. It’s “what we do” and “who we are”. Approximately 75% of our loans involve agriculture, and nationwide that annually places us in the top 100 for community banks. In fact, for community banks with over 75% of loans committed to ag and over $250,000,000 in ag loans, FNB is in the top five.

FNB has the background, experience, and expertise in:

  • annual operating loans for crops, and credit lines for livestock
  • term loans for equipment, irrigation, grain bins, and breeding stock
  • mortgage loans for farm land, building improvements, and livestock facilities

And just as important, the size of FNB allows our lenders access to $10,000,000 of lending authority to meet all the needs of a borrower.
    

FNB’s locations in Prophetstown (since 1902), Geneseo (since 1997), and Morrison (since 2007) actively serve agricultural operations in northwest Illinois, including the counties of Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Knox, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Warren, Whiteside, and Winnebago.  

Farmers National Bank Agriculture Lenders 
Farmers National Bank Ag Lenders Left to Right:
Brandt Hutchcraft, Doug Vanderlaan, Michael Urish, Bill Dale, Steve Taets, and Garett Plumley

Operating Loans

FNB’s operating loans and credit lines match the operating cycle necessary to market the commodity:

  • Loans are available for inputs and general expenses during the operation cycle of the farmer’s operation. Funds can be borrowed as a single advance upfront, or as a revolving or non-revolving line of credit, providing flexibility for cash flow purposes
  • For loans overlapping a tax year end, the interest expense can be paid in the year with the most tax benefit.   
  • FNB allocates a portion of the loan as eligible for the State of Illinois farm operating interest rate (the “state rate”) to provide the State’s low interest rate for that portion of the loan

 

Term Loans

FNB’s term loans are normally secured with the asset being purchased with a term up to five years:

  • Annual, bi-annual, or monthly payments are available
  • Fixed or variable interest rate options are available
  • FNB partners with government supported programs, when available, to provide loans at terms even more advantageous 

Mortgage Loans

FNB understands the unique relationship farm families have with land and their farm “operation”. Lending for farm land, farm buildings, livestock buildings, and improvements is a specialty at FNB:

  • FNB offers “in house” fixed interest rate loans up to 10 years, with amortization as long as 30 years
  • To offer fixed interest rates for terms longer than 10 years, FNB identifies borrowing options available to the Bank to “match” with funds to be loaned to the borrower.   
  • FNB partners with government supported programs, including Farm Service Agency, Illinois Finance Authority, and Farmer Mac, to provide loans with terms advantageous to borrowers
  • Annual, bi-annual, or monthly payments are available