FARMER RESOURCES

Get information, resources, and instructions to participate in programs available to help you develop your agricultural business with The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The United States Department of Agriculture provides national leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy.

 

The USDA supports farmers through the Farm Service Agency, The Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Rural Development, among other services/agencies.

AGENCIES

FARM SERVICE AGENCY

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers farm commodity, disaster, and conservation programs for farmers and ranchers, and makes and guarantees farm emergency, ownership, and operating loans through a network of State and county offices.” - Federal Register

NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE

The “NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.” – Federal Register

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

Cooperative Extension “brings evidence-based science and modern technologies to farmers, consumers, and families. […] By educating farmers on business operations and on modern agricultural science and technologies, extension contributes to the success of countless farms, ranches, and rural business.”

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Rural Development offers “loans, grants, and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electricity, and communications infrastructure.”

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