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USDA Awards $9.7 Million in Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $9.7 million in grants to 62 community-based and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to conduct training, outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged (including tribal) and veteran farmers and ranchers. These awards are … Continue reading

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Grant Available to Help Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

Grant applications are being accepted from eligible applicants to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers to own and operate farms and ranches. The grant will assist community-based organizations, higher education institutions and tribal entities in providing outreach and … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Additional Resources for Small, Midsized Farmers and Ranchers

Small and midsized farmers will have additional support and resources available to them soon. This week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $7 million in university research awards for small and midsized producers and $8.8 million in technical assistance for small, … Continue reading

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Applications Sought for Grants to Support Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producers

USDA is seeking applications from cooperatives to provide technical assistance to small and socially disadvantage agricultural producers in rural areas. Grants up to $200,000 will be awarded by the USDA Rural Development’s Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant program to jump … Continue reading

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Laotian Farmer Becomes National Voice for N.C. Hmong Community

By Eddie Woodhouse, Public Affairs Specialist, N.C. Farm Service Agency It’s not a pleasant memory for Maykia Yang. Fleeing on foot from her native home of Laos at age eight and following her family to Thailand where she spent two … Continue reading

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USDA Seeks Nominations for Minority Farmers Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for members to serve on the Minority Farmers Advisory Committee to provide direction to the Secretary on issue affecting socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The committee considers strategies, policies, and programs that enhance … Continue reading

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Black Belt Farmers Finding New Markets

African-American farmers in Alabama are finding ways to merge schools, communities and local government agencies to bring Black Belt produce to mainstream markets. Known as the Black Belt region due to the rich, black soil, this southern portion of Alabama … Continue reading

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