Get information, resources, and instructions to participate in programs 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.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA)
“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
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.”
United States Forest Service (USFS)
The USFS manages public lands in the form of national forests and grasslands, provide technical and financial assistance to state, private, and tribal forestry agencies and make up the largest forestry research organization in the world.