Potato Grower

September 2017

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 41 167784SimGro12h.indd 1 7/5/17 11:26 AM using Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program. The FSFL program provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade facilities to store eligible commodities. Qualified facilities include grain bins, hay barns and cold storage facilities, and loans can be used to purchase portable (new or used) structures, equipment and storage, and handling trucks. The new Miles potato cellar can store up to 60,000, 100-pound sacks of potatoes. The new storage facility has helped the Miles brothers ensure optimum ventilation and climate conditions for their seed potato crop. David Miles says the quality of product they are able to achieve with their new cellar makes it a worthwhile investment. "They [seed potatoes] come out of storage just like they went in," Miles says. "I don't think we have any shrinkage these days." For more information about FSA's Farm Storage Facility Loan program, growers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov. Miles Brothers Farms utilized FSA's Farm Storage Facility Loan program to build an upgraded potato cellar.

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