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USDA launches website for new farmers, ranchers

USDA launches website for new farmers, ranchers

USDA tool will help support next generation of farmers.

USDA announced today that it’s launching a new program for beginning and farmers and ranchers, which includes a new website: usda.gov/newfarmers. The site allows new farmers or ranchers discover USDA initiatives that will help them succeed.

USDA's New Farmers website has in depth information for new farmers and ranchers, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new market opportunities; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education, and technical support programs. These issues have been identified as top priorities by new farmers. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully utilized USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

USDA says it will also soon announce additional crop insurance programs aimed at new farmers.

These programs were made possible thorugh the 2014 Farm Bill.

For moreinformation, visit usda.gov/newfarmers or usda.gov/farmbill.

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