USDA Commits Funding to Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

The program assists rural business owners affected by racial and circumstantial prejudices.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has committed $45 million in grant funding for disadvantaged farmers, ranchers, and food producers through the 2023 fiscal year. The funding is made available through the 2501 Program, also known as the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program. The USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) is overseeing the distribution of this funding.

“By supporting organizations that work with veterans and underserved groups, 2501 Program funding can help these individuals access and participate in USDA programs and services,” said OPPE Director Lisa Ramirez. “This program demonstrates USDA’s commitment to advance equity and lower barriers to USDA resources.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Ramirez as she oversees the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Agriculture Department.
  • For farmers, ranchers, and food producers as they face economic challenges.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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