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USDA Invests $20 Million to Hire 11,000 Youth and Veterans on Forest Lands

In fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture invested $20 million in partnerships that supported work and training opportunities for 11,000 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands. The USDA Forest Service provided employment opportunities for youth and … Continue reading

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From Battleground to Breaking Ground

Veterans are returning from battle and finding peace working the land. “In war, you see the worst sides of people, the worsts parts of humanity. So it feels good to see so much life, to see the cycle of life … Continue reading

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FSA Salutes Veterans and Welcomes the Opportunity to Now Serve Them

Rural communities remain the backbone of America. The food that fills the stomachs of millions of American are grown in these communities and more than 44 percent of military recruits who sacrifice to serve this country, come from rural areas. … Continue reading

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Reminder: USDA Hosting Webinar to Help Vets Start Agriculture Careers

The USDA Risk Management Agency along with the Center for Rural Affairs will cosponsor a webinar to help veterans start a career in agriculture. The “Farm Training Webinar” will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., CST, and will … Continue reading

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USDA Hosts Webinar to Help Vets Start Agriculture Careers

The USDA Risk Management Agency along with the Center for Rural Affairs will cosponsor a webinar to help veterans start a career in agriculture. The “Farm Training Webinar” will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., CST, and will … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Column: A Thank You to America’s Veterans

By USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Americans will soon come together on Veterans Day to honor our nation’s returned service members, including more than 22 million living American veterans. For generations, American service members across every branch of our military … 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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FSA Offers Symposium for Vets Interested in Farming

The Farm Service Agency is sponsoring an “Access to Capital” symposium for veterans interested in farming. “This is an opportunity for veterans to get information and learn about a variety of capital resources to help finance start-up operations or help … Continue reading

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