Tuesday, September 1, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoStill missing: Long hair Chihuahua, near 3rd and Hwy. 97, Floresville, she is very missed. If you see her please call Jeri, 409-781-3191.

VideoFound: Male dog in Eagle Creek, with collar no tags, clean and healthy, very friendly, non aggressive. Call if he's yours, 210-844-1951. 
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Laborers for commercial plumbing contractor needed, expect to work outside Mon.-Fri. with long days. Apply in person, Mission Mechanical, 989 C.R. 345, La Vernia, Texas, 830-534-7883.
Your #1 Advertising Resource! Call 830-216-4519.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


New microloans will help beginning farmers




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
April 17, 2013 | 4,177 views | Post a comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the start of an exciting new loan program that will expand credit options for small farms of all types, especially young farmers and those serving local and regional food markets, including urban farmers.

According to a National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition press release, these new microloans will be funded through the Farm Service Agency’s existing Direct Operating Loan program, and will have a maximum loan amount of $35,000, which is much lower than the $300,000 loan cap for regular Farm Service Agency farm operating loans.

These smaller loans are intended to cover smaller purchases, such as seeds, animals, small equipment, or other investments that young and other beginning farmers require to finance their operations. The new microloan program will feature a simplified and streamlined application process, and will require less paperwork for farmers to fill out and appropriately reflects the smaller loan amount.

The final rule for the proposed microloan program was published Jan. 18, and the Farm Service Agency, which is USDA’s credit lending arm, intends to begin making these smaller loans effective immediately.

The new microloan program helps fill an additional, important niche within the overall Farm Service Agency loan portfolio.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grass-roots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Coupons ag-right
Drama KidsTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeAllstate & McBride Realtyauto chooser

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.