Farm Service Agency allocates funds for minorities and women
SPOKANE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has a portion of its farm loan program funds specifically allocated for minority and women producers.
Loan funds can be used to purchase farms, livestock and equipment. They may also be used to operate the farm, build or repair farm service buildings, pay for soil and water conservation practices and in some cases refinance debt. FSA offers both direct and guaranteed loans.
“While FSA farm loans are available to all qualified applicants, by setting aside funds specifically for minorities and women, it ensures that they wil...