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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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A Blended Pair: Farming and Conservation

Farming and Conservation go hand-in-hand. That’s what Sharon Oetting and her husband Steve are proving on their 700-acre farm in Missouri. A member of the Missouri Farm Service Agency State Committee, Sharon is committed to preserving the land and natural … Continue reading

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Bringing the Fourth Generation Back to the Farm

When the future of a three-generation Idaho farm was uncertain, the Farm Service Agency’s support to a beginning farmer helped keep the family’s agricultural legacy alive. Three generations of Jacob Vowels’ family had once farmed nearly 2,000 acres along the … Continue reading

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Newly Released Publication Guides Farmers, Ranchers Through FSA Loan Process

A new, easy-to-read guide designed to help farmers and ranchers navigate through the FSA Farm Loan Program is now available online. The guide provides customers with information on the types of loans available, loan servicing and other helpful resources for … Continue reading

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Going Viral: ‘Sexy and I Know it’ Farm Parody Educates Millions

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Journals Reveal Changes in Farming Since 1870s

By Deborah O’Donoghue, public affairs specialist, FSA Public Affairs Branch On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a piece of legislation that established the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was the beginning of what Lincoln penned the … Continue reading

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Best Friends Find Niche Through FSA Rural Youth Loan Program

By Pamela Sikes, Coffee County FSA, Alabama Caylex Strickland and Ivy Bright are two teenagers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Born just one week apart and best friends since grade school, it is no wonder the pair followed similar paths to … Continue reading

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