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USDA offers targeted farm loan funding for underserved groups and beginning farmers


October 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Washington Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brian Dansel reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

“Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside to lend to targeted underserved and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said Dansel. “Farming and ranching are a capital intensive businesses, and FSA is committed to helping producers start and maintain their agricultural operations.”

During fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018), Washington state FSA obligated over $34 million in loans to under...

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