USDA, Texas A&M partner to get veterans ag loans faster

· June 1, 2018

The USDA and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service are partnering to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market Thursday to unveil the new pilot program. USDA’s Farm […]

More money? New bill would increase FSA loan limits

· August 9, 2017

A new bill is on the table to increase the maximum loan amount that an individual farmer or rancher can receive under the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Direct and Guaranteed Loan Programs for Farm Operating Loans and Farm Ownership Loans. U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Luther Strange (R-AL) to […]

FSA Guaranteed Loans need to keep up with ag costs

· April 5, 2017

Several members of the financial sector gave their perspective on current credit conditions, as well as how credit programs impact credit availability for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners in a hearing with the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Tuesday. The hearing was held to evaluate the effectiveness of farm bill […]

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