USDA Helping Veterans Get Involved In Farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aiming to help veterans get involved in farming.
The program is giving veterans a financial headstart by allowing veterans to apply for farm loans with fewer stipulations.
Officials say with so many veterans being from rural areas, this program is a great way to ensure financial stability.
“In the 2014 farm bill there was some language introduced to help us get passed some of the eligibility criteria for veteran farmers. So it’s been a recently… a new push to get veterans back to farming,” Steven Thursby with the USDA said.
Some of the initiative's benefits include: lower interest rates, a break on experience requirements, and a mentorship program to help guarantee success.