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USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers.  “More than a quarter of producers are beginning farmers,” said USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. “We need to support the next generation of agricultural producers who we …

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USDA Offering Loans Targeted at Underserved Groups, Beginning Farmers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is reminding the ag community of operating and farm ownership loans to underserved and beginning farmers. For decades now, the FSA has set aside funds, earmarked for these two specific groups. Houston Bruck of the Washington State FSA says not only do these loans help new farmers break in to the industry, but …