Expanding loan opportunities to beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers is the goal of a program recently introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Illinois Farm Service Agency.
"U.S.D.A. continues to find ways to improve our services for farmers and ranchers by streamlining processes, accelerating delivery and using innovative solutions to 21st century agricultural issues," said Scherrie Giamanco, Illinois FSA executive director.
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