EDC Finance understands the importance of production agriculture to our local economy and is proud to support several economic development financing tools available to assist with farm purchases, barn constructions, and related equipment. From dairy to hogs and broilers to layers, EDC Finance is experienced in agricultural economic development lending. Agricultural loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and First Industries Fund assist projects by providing a fixed, below market interest rate.  First time farm owners will also be attracted to the Next Generation Farmer Loan Program, which permits a bank lender to reduce the project’s interest rate by up to 20% compared to conventional pricing.