USDA Invests in Equity for Farmers and Ranchers

Secretary Vilsack says the Increasing Land Access Program will ”keep agriculture thriving.“

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the selection of 50 potential award projects to receive a total of around $300 million to improve access to land, capital, and markets for underserved farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. The Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program, funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, seeks to increase opportunities for farm ownership, address heirs’ property and divided land issues, enhance access to markets and capital, and improve land ownership and agricultural business planning.

“Land access, market access, and capital are critical to the success of the hardworking producers who keep agriculture thriving,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Increasing Land Access Program is part of the… commitment to advancing equity for all, including people who have been underserved… and adversely affected by inequality, by providing the resources, tools, and technical support needed to directly help local farmers and ensure we have a strong agricultural system across the country.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he administers the land access program.
  • For USDA officials as they implement the president’s equity agenda.
  • For American farmers and ranchers as they deal with the challenges of inflation and weather.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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