We can help improve the viability of farm operations in Nova Scotia.
Jump Start program is designed for beginning commercial farmers. In combination with the Provincial FarmNext plan this program can give a new farmer a real boost to get his or her farm career off to a great start. The Jump Start program combines some of the best components of the NSFLB's other credit products.
The "Jump Start" provides both the classic Farm mortgage for the purchase of real estate and the Deferral Options packages that may be needed to support any operating requirements.
The chief characteristic of the Jump Start program is flexibility. This is demonstrated in the payment timing; amortization; fixed term period; interest rates; and potential deferments. This flexibility can be packaged specifically to meet the needs of the commodity and operational requirements of the individual farm.
The FarmNext program may provide a grant of up to $30,000 depending on the transition type and other certain qualification criteria. The grant is applied directly to the principal of the mortgage to provide the client with instant equity in their new farm operation. The spirit of FarmNext is to encourage new commercial level farming operations to develop or to allow and promote succession on existing commercial operations. The dollar value of the program is tied to the interest rate payment on the loan: 4 years worth of interest for both the start up and succession categories.
Loan to Value not to exceed 90%.
The Jump Start is typically secured by real property, livestock, quota, equipment and applicable guarantees.
The security may take the form of a collateral mortgage; or a continuing collateral mortgage, or existing Agreement of Sale, at the choice of the client. Chattel items are normally secured with a General Security Agreement (GSA). There may be certain benefits provided by the security instrument selected for future borrowing.
Fixed rate interest for the full amortization period, from 1-30 years.
Term rate financing for 3-5-10 Term Options with 1-30 year amortizations.
The Quota Loan is for buying milk quota, egg quota, broiler quota, and turkey quota. Clients know that to grow production and keep a farm moving into the future, it takes a big roll of cash.
The Farm Debt Consolidator is used as a cleanup tool for short-term payables, stagnant operating debt, medium term loans, and restructuring of long-term debt with other lenders.
A deferred loan structure has been developed for general cash flow situations that require a principal deferment to help a farm manage its cash situation.
Jump Start program is designed for new entrant farmers. In combination with the Provincial FarmNext plan this program can give a new farmer a real boost to get his or her farm life off to a great start.
The Fast Tracktor loan authorization is an equipment purchasing line of credit. The loan option provides a preapproved equipment line of credit for clients requiring new or used equipment to sustain their operation.
Deferred financing offers flexible lending terms including payment deferrals that will complement the Nova Scotia Cattle and Sheep Industry Development Program. With the deferred lending option, applicants can purchase cattle and sheep when revenues from the investment would not be seen for approximately two years.
The Wild Blueberry Business Enhancement program aims to increase wild blueberry production in Nova Scotia through efficiencies and land expansion by providing lending options for equipment, purchase and improvement of existing land, and new site development.