$200,000 To Operate A Farm Or Ranch

Assists operators of not larger than family farms to make efficient use of their land, labor, and other resources, and to establish and maintain financially viable farming and ranching operations. May be used to operate family-owned ranches and agricultural businesses and to purchase livestock, farm equipment, seed, chemicals, etc. as well as to make minor improvements to buildings, costs associated with land and water development and family assistance. National Office: USDA, Farm Service Agency; Box 0522; Washington, DC 20250. Applications should be mailed to local county office. Contact state office below for referral to county/regional. Must have education, training, and experience in managing/operating a farm; must be U.S citizen; must have acceptable credit history. If farm/ranch will be operated as a business entity, all members must be related by blood or marriage. Contact Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250; 202-720-7807; {www.fsa.usda.gov/}.

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