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Wyoming Sugar Still Sweet: Community Support, FSA Assistance Makes a Difference

By Paul Lehman, West Region FSA Public Affairs This is a story of Wyoming tenacity, teamwork and stepping up to the plate when called on to save a company that was worth saving.  The story began in 1916 in the … Continue reading

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From an Idaho Youth Loan to National Youth Leader

By Candy Moore, Idaho Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator Shane Kerner applied for her first USDA Farm Service Agency Rural Youth Loan at age 14. Now, at age 20, she not only reached adulthood, but financial independence to grow what was once … Continue reading

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Commodity Credit Corporation Releases Lending Rates for May

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, which helps stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices, released interest rates for May 2013. The borrowing rate-based charge is 0.125, which is unchanged from April 2013, while the 1996 and subsequent crop year … Continue reading

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From Homeless Immigrant to Successful Farmer

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FSA Loans Lend a Hand to California Farmer

By Paul Lehman, FSA Regional Public Affairs Specialist Family adversity brought Sam Pesina back home to his family’s Fresno County, Calif., farm.  But it was the love of farming that kept him. “When my dad got bone marrow cancer, there … Continue reading

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From Greenhouse to Store Shelves in a Matter of Minutes

BrightFarms wants to disrupt the produce supply chain and eliminate the amount of miles vegetables have to travel before landing on supermarket shelves. “The produce will be at least a week fresher, taste better and be more nutritious and safer,” … Continue reading

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Commodity Credit Corporation Releases Lending Rates for March

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, which helps stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices, released interest rates for March 2013. The borrowing rate-based charge is 0.125, which is unchanged from February 2013, while the 1996 and subsequent crop year … Continue reading

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Commodity Credit Corporation Releases Lending Rates for November

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, which helps stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices, released interest rates for November 2012. The borrowing rate-based charge is 0.125, unchanged from October, while the 1996 and subsequent crop year commodity and marketing … Continue reading

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Veteran Symposium Brings Credit Options to Farmers

Althea Raiford retired from the Navy in 2010 and works in Maryland as a police officer. But every month she sends money home to Georgia to buy hogs, chickens and feed, some of which have been purchased at a discount … Continue reading

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Commodity Credit Corporation Releases Lending Rates for October

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, which helps stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices, released interest rates for October 2012. The borrowing rate-based charge is 0.125, unchanged from September, while the 1996 and subsequent crop year commodity and marketing … Continue reading

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