What is AgDirect?
AgDirect is an equipment financing program offered by participating Farm Credit System Institutions.
What types of equipment do you finance?
AgDirect finances most agricultural equipment. Subject to approval, we can finance other types of equipment, too. The request for financing must be made by an eligible producer, agricultural investor, processing or marketing operation or farm-related service business.
What financing options are available through AgDirect?
Subject to approval, AgDirect offers financing, including refinancing and leases with terms from 2-7 years. For center pivots, terms up to 10 years are available. We offer variable or fixed rates, as low as zero down and delayed first payments of up to 15 months.
What’s your interest rate?
You can find AgDirect financing rates for dealership, private party and auction purchases on the AgDirect website.
Do interest rates vary by equipment type and amount financed?
Rates for financed amounts less than $75,000 are higher than rates for financed amounts of $75,000 or more. Financed amounts of $5,000-$74,999 have a maximum term of five years.
How much can I finance through AgDirect?
Currently, the minimum transaction size for AgDirect financing at the dealership is $5,000. The minimum transaction size for auction and private party financing is $25,000.
Do you require a down payment?
Generally AgDirect borrowers need to put down 0% to 30% of the purchase price. The down payment may be higher or lower based upon the age and type of asset being financed as well as the creditworthiness of the borrower.
What are your various finance terms?
The typical period used to amortize equipment debt is 3 to 7 years. In some cases, maturities of more than seven years and up to 10 years from the date of initial disbursement may be made subject to approval.
Can I pre-pay or pay off early?
Yes, when making annual payments, you may pre-pay up to one year in advance; if you are making monthly payments, you can pay up to six months in advance; or if you are making quarterly payments, you can make up to two payments early.
You can also pay off early at any time with no penalty.
What types of payment plans are available?
Payment plans may be set up on standard annual, semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly frequencies. Sometimes we can approve a nonstandard payment plan if the plan can be supported with evidence of payment sources, purpose of the credit, and other documentation.