USDA Pilot Program Supports New Population of Farmers in Midwest

A USDA-funded pilot program is helping a new segment of the farming population in the Midwest. An immigrant-training program launched in January, is supporting aspiring farmers in Nebraska and Missouri. Although immigrant-owned farm operations are not new in California and Texas, they are slowly growing in Midwestern states. The program is made up of several Saturday workshops that provide trainers who teach farmers how to create a business plan, network and apply for loans. (Public Radio International) Read more.

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