USDA announces help for farmers with limited resources

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced up to $550 million in funding to support projects that enable undeserved producers, including new farmers or those with limited resources.

He says the biggest hurdles new producers face are a lack of access to information, land credit, and reliable markets.

“For long-term success we must accept full America the program will invest $250 million in minority serving institutions for next generation scholars in the ag sector including at USDA,” said Vilsack.

The application deadline is October 28th. To learn more click HERE.

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