MISSOURI – On Monday, May 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened up Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications on a limited basis specifically for agricultural businesses. The application is available at

At this time, ONLY agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented number of applications already received.

Agricultural businesses include those engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).

SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application. Those needing assistance in preparing business financial information can reach out to the Missouri Small Business Development Centers to receive confidential one-on-one assistance. Sign up for services at

About the Missouri SBDC

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers help business owners make confident decisions to start, grow and sell their businesses. Services are provided to all Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis in the form of training events and one-to-one counseling by appointment. Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a partner of University of Missouri Extension.