Food Finance Series: HumanLinks Foundation Sustainable Farmer Loan Fund

The HumanLinks Foundation Loan Program, administered by Banner Bank, offers small loans ($2.5K-$25K) at low interest rates (3%) to sustainable farmers in Washington state. The initial application identifies four criteria used by the bank when vetting applicants: credit, cash flow projections, capacity for repayment (related to cash flow), and the applicant's character. That's all pretty straightforward except that I don't see collateral on the list. 

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Cascade Harvest Coalition is dedicated to re-localizing the food system in Washington by connecting consumers more directly with producers.

We help farmers by connecting them with the tools and resources they need to be more sustainable and provide timely information to consumers so they can make informed food buying decisions.

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