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August 27, 2015

  RMA Moves to Increase Beginning Farmer and Livestock Farmer Access to Whole Farm Revenue Protection Last week, USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) approved changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) that will increase access to the program for beginning farmers and livestock farmers. These changes will be effective starting...

August 13, 2014

News Release Written by the American Farm Bureau Federation My American Farm will reach nearly half a million people this summer and fall through featured events at state fairs in Indiana, South Carolina and Wisconsin. At each venue, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture worked closely with state fair...

May 29, 2014

Fruit and vegetable growers and producers with diversified farms have a new option for risk management insurance. The policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, will provide flexible coverage options for specialty crop, organic and diversified crop producers. The program will be implemented in counties across the country and will expand in...

April 23, 2014

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of a new investment fund that will help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. The new Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) will allow USDA to facilitate private equity investments in agriculture-related businesses. Currently, USDA programs exist...

December 4, 2012

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service plans to begin mailing materials for the 2012 Census of Agriculture in late December. Conducted every five years, the Census of Agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and...

June 10, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Small Business (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced that the two agencies have signed an agreement to encourage sustainable growth and development of rural small businesses. The announcement was made during the National Summit of Rural America, which gathered agricultural leaders, farmers, ranchers, community...


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