Friday, September 27, 2019

New guide has facts and resources for lending and farm programs for veterans

The Center for Rural Affairs has released a guide with facts and information on lending and farm program resources for veterans.

Though the guide has some content particular to Nebraska, where the center is based, much of it can be applied to veterans in any state. The average farmer is almost 60 years old and there aren't enough younger farmers to keep tending the land after they die or retire, so it's in the nation's best interests to help veterans get into and succeed as farmers. Though the 2018 Farm Bill included some provisions meant to improve access to farming for beginners and veterans, but many producers still face barriers to starting and maintaining a successful farm, the guide says.

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