USDA

Nationwide farmer, rancher and forest manager prospective customer survey

USDA is seeking the unique perspectives from both existing and prospective customers, especially prospective customers who don’t know about the farm programs, have yet to work with them, and those who were unable to participate in the past. more »

USDA announces November 2022 lending rates for agricultural producers

USDA's Farm Service Agency offers farm ownership and operating loans with favorable interest rates and terms to help eligible agricultural producers obtain needed financing. more »

US to offer debt relief for farmers facing hardships

In the past several years, farmers and ranchers reported facing financial difficulties, including pandemic-related impacts, supply-chain backlogs, high costs and extreme weather events, such as drought and wildfires. more »

USDA seeking public comment on new provision to provide assistance to ag producers who have experienced discrimination

Section 22007 helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners impacted by discrimination in USDA farm lending programs. more »

House Ag Committee holds hearing on soil health, regenerative agriculture practices

Farmers and other witnesses spoke up about challenges, such as budgets, EQIP backlogs, rigid contract structures, cumbersome applications and burdensome follow-up reporting. more »

Effort secures federal procurement program for almonds

The almond industry doesn’t always have surplus inventory, but big crop years combined with pandemic-related shipping issues created conditions for almonds to participate in the federal program this year. more »

Registration now open for the second USDA Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is designed for everyone – from food scientists and industry experts to community gardeners and those curious about food loss and waste efforts. more »

USDA announces new opportunities to improve nutrient management

Historic funding from Inflation Reduction Act is an unprecedented investment in American agriculture. more »

USDA announces July 2022 lending rates for agricultural producers

USDA Farm Service Agency loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers in a variety of ways. more »

Vilsack announces Bioproduct Pilot program funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The new program aims to support the development of bio-based products with lower carbon footprints and increase use of renewable agricultural materials. more »

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