USDA has announced implementation of new farm bill measures to help new and beginning farmers and ranchers.

U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced these measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Harden also unveiled a new website, www.USDA.gov/newfarmers, that will provide a centralized, one-stop resource where beginning farmers and ranchers can explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

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“New and beginning farmers are the future of American agriculture,” Said Deputy Secretary Harden. “The average age of an American farmer is 58 and rising, so we must help new farmers get started if America is going to continue feeding the world and maintain a strong agriculture economy. The new policies announced today will help give beginning farmers the financial security they need to succeed. Our new online tool will provide one-stop shopping for beginning farmers to learn more about accessing USDA services that can help their operations thrive.”