USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Resources

At the Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference, we were fortunate to have several USDA program agencies share useful resources and reference documents with attendees. Below you’ll find these resources grouped by program agency.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
USDA AMS Food Supply Chain Fact Sheet

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
2018 Farm Bill Provisions for Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Limited Resource Farms
America’s Diverse Family Farms
An Overview of Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Loans for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Factsheet
New Farmers Get Started Factsheet

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
NASS Beginning Farmer Highlight

USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE)
Resources Guide

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)
USDA RMA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Benefits for Crop Insurance Fact Sheet

USDA Rural Development (RD)
USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA RD Rural Cooperative Development Grants Factsheet
USDA RD Rural Energy for America Program
USDA RD Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans Grants Factsheet
USDA RD COVID-19 Business and Industry CARES Act Program Fact Sheet
USDA RD Value Added Producer Grant Factsheet
USDA RD Summary of Major Programs

USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP)
Urban Agriculture Grants and Engagement Opportunities