Lender of First Opportunity: FSA Programs for Beginning and Non-Commodity Crop Farmers
This guide describes the programs FSA offers that support beginning and non-commodity crop farmers, including the eligibility requirements of each program, the application process, and provides a list of further resources available through FSA. The agency offers many programs in addition to those described here, including programs designed for commodity crops.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is a division of the US Department of Agriculture. Its mission is to “equitably serve all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.”
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