7 CFR 762.129 - Percent of guarantee and maximum loss.
(a) Percent of guarantee. The percent of guarantee will not exceed 90 percent based on the credit risk to the lender and the Agency both before and after the transaction. The Agency will determine the percentage of guarantee. See paragraph (b) of this section for exceptions.
(b) Exceptions. The guarantee will be determined by the Agency except:
(1) For OLs and FOs, the guarantee will be issued at 95 percent if:
(i) The sole purpose of a guaranteed FO or OL is to refinance an Agency direct farm loan. When only a portion of the loan is used to refinance a direct Agency loan, a weighted percentage of a guarantee will be provided; or
(ii) When the purpose of a guaranteed FO is to participate in the downpayment loan program; or
(iii) When a guaranteed OL is made to a farmer who is participating in the Agency's down payment loan program. The guaranteed OL must be made during the period that a borrower has the down payment loan outstanding; or
(iv) When a guaranteed OL is made to a farmer whose farm land is subject to the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe and whose loan is secured by one or more security instruments that are subject to the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.
(2) For CLs, the guarantee will be issued at 80 percent; however, the guarantee will be issued at 90 percent if:
(i) The applicant is a qualified SDA farmer; or
(ii) The applicant is a qualified beginning farmer.
(c) CLP and PLP guarantees. All guarantees issued to CLP or PLP lenders will not be less than 80 percent.
(d) Maximum loss. The maximum amount the Agency will pay the lender under the loan guarantee will be any loss sustained by such lender on the guaranteed portion including:
(1) The pro rata share of principal and interest indebtedness as evidenced by the note or by assumption agreement;
(2) Any loan subsidy due and owing;
(3) The pro rata share of principal and interest indebtedness on secured protective and emergency advances made in accordance with this subpart; and
(4) Principal and interest indebtedness on recapture debt pursuant to a shared appreciation agreement. Provided that the lender has paid the Agency its pro rata share of the recapture amount due.