FSA Loans Provide Boost to Young Farmers

Young people in their 20s and 30s are farming and the USDA Farm Service Agency is getting them started. Andy Birch, 27, put his dreams of owning a dairy farm on hold due to low wholesale milk prices throughout the 2000s. As those prices reached record levels, Birch and his wife, Sarah, were motivated to jump in. Birch leaded his parent’s farm and with a loan from the Farm Service Agency, the couple was able to buy 35 cows and repair the barn and milking system. Read more (USAToday).

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