|USDA’s Farm Service Agency has been a long-standing resource
to new farmers. Last year, FSA launched a new streamlined farm loan program to specifically target the credit needs of smaller
farms – including those just starting out and those selling to local and regional markets. This microloan program officially launched in January of 2013, and has made over 8,400 loans in every state throughout the country, freeing up approximately $161 million in financing to new, minority, and small farmers...