Tuesday, 22 May 2012

US agriculture secretary to highlight lending to certain types of farmers


AP: RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to visit Virginia to highlight efforts to expand lending to help certain farmers and ranchers during their start-up years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a release that Vilsack will visit the Virginia Farm Bureau in suburban Richmond on Wednesday. He plans to highlight USDA's gains in growing credit opportunities to help minority, socially disadvantaged, young and beginning farmers and ranchers.
Vilsack also plans to announce a new program to help small-scale and family-run operations grow, increase equity and eventually gain commercial credit.
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