This post was originally featured on AgriPulse. Like many folks, I have been wrestling with some of the questions Secretary Tom Vilsack posed recently regarding the future of rural America, citing the recent farm bill process. In December, at the Farm Journal Forum in Washington, D.C., and in subsequent speeches around the country, Secretary Vilsack [...]
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The Land Contract Guarantee Program, authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, became available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) on January 3, 2012. The program helps to reduce the risk of retiring farmers selling their land to beginning farmers. Read more about the program or contact your local FSA office for more information.
The 2012 Farm Bill presents a critical opportunity for the nation to strengthen conservation programs that protect the land and environment in the most efficient manner possible. Today, we announced our priorities for the coming farm bill, Agenda 2012: Transforming U.S. Farm Policy for the 21st Century. We will be working around the clock to [...]