The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published its plans to provide grants in the amount of $ 9.4 million. US to provide advanced training, advocacy and technical assistance to low-income veteran farmers and ranchers.
Agriculture Minister Sonny Purdue made a revelation in a press statement provided by Nigerian tribune.
According to him, funding can be obtained through the Program of Assistance and Assistance to Farmers and Farmers and Veterans of Farms and Farmers Managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (OPPE).
“From the very beginning of this administration, the US Department of Agriculture focused on improving rural welfare and how to best serve our veterans and low-income farmers and ranches. Perdue noted that helping those who served our country and helping the destitute is at the heart of our motto in the US Department of Agriculture: “Do it right and feed everyone”
He further stated that: “A 2.501 grant guarantees veterans and low-income farmers and ranchers who can start their careers in agriculture and continue to return to the American people. These resources will help strengthen the American economy and help those who need it most, ”he concluded.
The 2,501 program was created in accordance with the 1990 Farmers Act to assist socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers, and foresters who have historically experienced limited access to USDA loans, grants, training, and technical assistance. The provisions were expanded in the 2014 Farmers Act to cover and provide technical assistance to military veterans.
Grants are provided to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations to expand the efforts of the US Department of Agriculture in underserved communities.
This is done through a variety of activities, including, but not limited to, conferences, seminars, demonstrations of various farming methods, and connecting low-income farmers and ranchers to local officials of the US Department of Agriculture to raise awareness of our programs and services, while at the same time satisfying the need for expanding partnerships.