Soil and Water Loan Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 761.2 [Title 7 – Agriculture; Subtitle B Regulations of The Department of Agriculture; Chapter VII Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture; Subchapter D Special Programs; Part 761 General Program Administration; Subpart A General Provisions], soil and water loan is “a loan that was made to an eligible applicant to encourage and facilitate the improvement, protection, and proper use of farmland by providing financing for soil conservation, water development, conservation, and use; forestation; drainage of farmland; the establishment and improvement of permanent pasture; pollution abatement and control; and other related measures consistent with all Federal, State and local environmental standards. SW loans are no longer funded, however, such outstanding loans are serviced by the Agency.”