Grants awarded to assist disadvantaged farmers
AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA) is awarding more than $14 million in grants to organizations throughout the country that will provide training and assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
Generally, socially disadvantaged producers who participate in projects funded by the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (OASDFR) develop profitable new farming or ranching practices, receive loans more rapidly, increase their farm or ranch income, continue farming or ranching longer and are less likely to go out of business, according to the USDA.
In Mississippi, the Center for Field Services & Research in Itta Bena is getting $100,000, the Winston County Self Help Cooperative is to receive $300,000 and the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives in Jackson has been awarded $300,000.
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