Meat Processing Loans from North Avenue Capital


Meat Processing Loans


USDA Business &

Industry Loans

$2 Million - $25 Million

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Without your work, fine dining would be unrecognizable. Backyard barbecues would offer little more than chips and soda. Fast-food restaurants would serve empty buns. And the 500,000 people who put food on their own families' tables by putting meat on the tables of others would be forced to find employment elsewhere.

Meat processing is a major industry in America – one whose operations straddle rural and urban, agriculture and industry. The output of America’s meat manufacturing, processing, and packaging professionals is served on tables blocks away and in restaurants continents apart. To put it simply, meat is an American mainstay. And the USDA is determined to keep it that way.

The Great American Penchant for Protein

Satisfying Americans’ love for meat is 9 billion chickens, 32 million cattle, and 241 million turkeys. Chicken is by far and away our country’s most popular meat by any standard. 

Processing all this protein is a group of more than 500,000 people who raise, trim, pack, and distribute the most prominent “mains” on American tables. That sizable workforce is just one of the reasons the USDA offers special funding to support the operations of those who put food on our tables.


Government-guaranteed financing from NAC harnesses a USDA lending program earmarked specically for participants in the food supply chain. Funds of up to $40 million are available for terms up to 40 years.

Food Supply Chain participants with no outstanding delinquent federal taxes, debt, judgment, or debarment.

USDA FSC loans can be used to purchase equipment, pay for construction costs, refinance existing debts, and more.

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Meat Manufacturing


Whether you produce meat or muffins, the USDA has your back.

Putting food on Americans’ tables requires more than farmers. It also requires processors and packagers, in locations both rural and urban. With that in mind, the USDA launched a new guaranteed lending program for food supply chain participants of all varieties. Like the USDA’s other three programs, FSC loans offer competitive financing and generous terms. But unlike others, it has no USDA guarantee fee, has a $40 million maximum loan amount, and has no rural requirement.

USDA Food Supply Chain Loans

For Food Aggregators, Processors, Manufacturers, Packagers, Transporters, and more:

Meat & Poultry

Food Packagers

Cold Storage Facillities





For expert advocacy in meat manufacturing, Look North.

The NAC team is comprised of savvy investors, experienced bankers, and creative marketers. Each brings a unique perspective to the table, empowering NAC to view each loan from multiple angles. We operate as a unied front, working in tandem to offer our customers true partnership from engagement to close. For a true partner in securing funding for a meat manufacturing project, Look North.