USDA Announces 2024 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, and Pulse Crops

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WASHINGTON, March 29, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the 2024 Marketing Assistance Loan rates.

Marketing Assistance Loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be stored after harvest when market prices are typically low and sold later when market conditions may be more favorable. The 2018 Farm Bill extended the Marketing Assistance Loan program, making production for the 2019 through 2023 crops eligible for loan benefits. A one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Biden on Nov. 16, 2023, authorized an extension of the Marketing Assistance Loan and other farm bill provisions for 2024 crops.

T­­he 2024 Marketing Assistance Loan rates are available on the Farm Service Agency (FSA) website and below:

2024 Wheat, Feed Grains, and Oilseeds National Loan Rates
Wheat $3.38 per bushel
Corn $2.20 per bushel
Grain Sorghum $2.20 per bushel
Barley $2.50 per bushel
Oats $2.00 per bushel
Soybeans $6.20 per bushel
Other Oilseeds $10.09 per hundredweight (cwt.) for each “other oilseed”
  • National loan rates for 2024 crop year wheat, feed grains, and oilseeds are the same as 2023 crop year levels.  County loan rates for these commodities are available at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) website.
  • Marketing assistance loans for the 2024 barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, oats, rapeseed, sesame seed, and wheat crops are available through March 31, 2025, and for the 2024 corn, grain sorghum, mustard seed, safflower, soybean and sunflower seed crops through May 31, 2025.
2024 Rough Rice Loan Rates by State and Class
State Long Grain Rice Medium/Short Grain Rice
———————– $/cwt. ———————
Arkansas $7.01 $7.00
California $7.25 $7.00
Louisiana $6.84 $7.00
Mississippi $7.00 $7.00
Missouri $7.00 $7.00
Texas $7.22 $7.00
U.S. Average $7.00 $7.00
  • U.S. Average rate applies to all other states not listed above.
  • For warehouse-stored loans, national loan rates for whole and broken kernels are used to establish loan proceeds based on the milling out-turns reported on the warehouse receipt.
  • The loan rate for long grain whole kernels is $11.06 per cwt.; for medium grain (including short grain), $10.32 per cwt.; and for broken kernels (all classes), $7.31 per cwt.
  • Marketing assistance loans for the 2024 rice crop are available through May 31, 2025
2024 Pulse Crop Loan Rates by Region
Crop East Region West Region National
———————– $/cwt. ———————
Dry Peas $6.15 $6.11 $6.15
Lentils $12.88 $14.10 $13.00
Large Chickpeas $14.00 $14.00 $14.00
Small Chickpeas $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
  • West Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
  • East Region: Montana, North Dakota and other states not included in the West region.
  • The rates for large and small chickpeas apply to all states and counties.
  • Marketing assistance loans for the 2024 pulse crops are available through May 31, 2025.

More Information

The CCC’s domestic agricultural price and income support programs are carried out primarily through the personnel and facilities of FSA and the Agricultural Marketing Service.

For more information about the CCC, visit Producers interested in Marketing Assistance Loans should contact the FSA county office at their local USDA Service Center.

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