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Transfer of Funds Will Help Meet Urgent Credit Needs of Producers

Harvesting hay from a field that is being farmed along the contour of the land.  FSA loan programs provide America's farm families with the support they need to feed America and the world. This is a USDA photo from NRCS.

Harvesting hay from a field that is being farmed along the contour of the land. FSA loan programs provide America's farm families with the support they need to feed America and the world. This is a USDA photo from NRCS.

More help is on the way for producers.

In an announcement earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said a high demand for farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs to meet the urgent credit needs of producers. Read more »

Rural Champion Works to Improve Views of Sustainable Agriculture

Linda Barnes, Farmer and Educator, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa

Linda Barnes, Farmer and Educator, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa

Cross posted from the White House Rural Champions of Change website:

Linda Barnes is a professor of biology at the Marshalltown Community College and also an organic farmer. Read more »