USDA Commits $25 Million to Farmers and Ranchers

A trio of programs will provide grants to underserved communities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week a trio of awards totaling $25 million intended to ensure equity for underserved farmers and ranchers. The USDA stated that the Farm Service Agency and the Agricultural Marketing Service will “provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to historically underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers in 21 states.” Other state agricultural projects and associations are among the grantees.

“Equity is a vital consideration in all we do at USDA,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We must see to it that the programs we support and the investments we make are available to all and that we take distinct action in ensure that historically underserved farmers and ranchers are able to participate in USDA programs and benefit from the opportunities USDA investments and programs can help create.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s discernment as he implements the administration’s equity policies.
  • For officials of the USDA as they award grants to projects and programs.
  • For farmers and ranchers that are in need of federal assistance.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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