USDA Funds Community Risk Management Education through Innovative Agreements

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $9.6 Million in Partnership Agreements to Help Small and Underserved Producers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has awarded $9.6 million in Partnership Agreements to provide producers with opportunities to learn more about managing risk in their businesses, which provides an important educational opportunity for limited-resource and underserved farmers and ranchers. Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Michael Scuse announced the awards on Vilsack’s behalf at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Annual Crop Insurance Conference.

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