Hispanics/Latinos Improving the Future of Agriculture!

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FARMER RESOURCES

Get information, resources, and instructions for participating in programs available to help you develop your agricultural business.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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

 

The USDA support farmers through the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Rural Development. 

AGENCIES

FARM SERVICE AGENCY

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers farm commodity, crop insurance, credit, environmental, conservation, and emergency assistance programs for farmers and ranchers.

NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERIVCE

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has been the leader in creating based tools and standards in agronomy, forestry, engineering, economics, wildlife biology, and other disciplines that local NRCS field office conservationists use in helping landowners plan and install conservation practices. Partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

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NRCS delivers conservation technical assistance through its voluntary Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA).  CTA is available to any group or individual interested in conserving our natural resources and sustaining agricultural production in this country. Find your local office using the links below.

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 farms, ranches, and rural business. Further, these services improve the lives of consumers and families through nutrition education, food safety training, and youth leadership development.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. They offer 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, electric and communications infrastructure.

They promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions, and community-managed lending pools. They also offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.

Furthermore, they provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. They also help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make health and safety repairs to their homes

OTHER GROUPS

Here you can find other resources and information that can help you in your agribusiness.