Agricultural Loan Rates

Anyone who wants to invest in agriculture business can apply for agricultural loan. However, before deciding to pass the loan application, it is better to know and understand the loan rates involve.

In this way, you will determine if it is profitable to apply for agricultural loan.

What is Agricultural Loan Rate?

The first and important thing that you should know when planning to apply for agricultural loan is the rates. The rates in the agricultural loan are similar to bank rate yet have different characteristics. The agricultural loan rate differs because of its versatile payment option, the terms and conditions as well as the tenure period. On the other hand, in some cases the lenders offer agricultural rates that involve options such as flexible reimbursement in payments, periodic payment alternative as well as transferable loans. If you are interested to avail such options you should find specialized mortgage companies that offer big selection of options that suitable to your needs.

The agricultural loan can help you not only in purchasing farm land but also in developing the farm. However, you can also apply for agricultural loan in case you want to develop rural properties such as catteries, pastures, nurseries, gardens and the likes. Whatever the reason of applying for agricultural loan, you should expect for varying loan rates. Usually, the loan rates depend on different factors such as the prevailing market rate, the interest rate, the principal amount, tenure period and the credit report of the borrower. Likewise, the mortgage company will also assess the equity value of the loaned property in order to establish the appropriate agricultural loan rate.

The Classes of Loan Rates

The loan rates are categorized into two basic classes such as the fixed rates and the variable rates. The fixed rates of agricultural loan remain the same throughout the tenure of the loan. This requires the borrower to pay the monthly installments diligently. Nevertheless, the rates in this option are higher but do not affect the tenure of the loan. That is why you should decide beforehand the amount of money you can afford to repay in a monthly basis. Make sure that your expenses are below the budget.

On the other hand, the variable agricultural loan rates are ideal for borrowers who are not certain about the monthly income. It is also known as curiosity rates that depend on the market condition. This means that the monthly rates vary according to the prevailing market condition. That is why when the market rates are high you should expect for higher monthly interest rate and when the market rate lowers the monthly payments decreases. This option is some kind risky to the borrower. That is why if you want to apply for lower agricultural loan rate you can choose the refinancing loan option. In this way, you will not get into situation that would make you unable to pay for your loan.


  • ROMANO GALABUZI said on December 17, 2013
    I have started the small project of growing greens and others. I need a loan to go on with my project.
  • ROMANO GALABUZI said on December 17, 2013
    Am a farmer on small scale I need a loan. Am a Uganda and I live at Kisubi Entebbe
  • Dragica said on April 6, 2014
    Dear sirs, 400.000 Euro needed for Blueberry plantation in Serbia. Best regards
  • GRASTA said on June 24, 2016
    I would like to apply a loan specify on growing onions, strawberry and vegetables I would like to buy irrigation scheme, pesticide, manures and also build 20 greenhouses I can meet the same standard as my competitors project of three years
  • Juliana Stefano msagati said on May 12, 2021
    Hello, I am a farmer from Tanzania. I currently own a farm that consists of 50 banana trees and 30 trees for timber. I am fortunate to have access to water for irrigation on my land. However, I am seeking a loan to invest further in my farm. Thank you for your consideration.


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