Access to credit under fair terms and reasonable rates continues to be an essential need for family farmers. Recent changes to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm loan programs make FSA loans more useful for family farmers. There are three main changes. Each was made by the 2014 Farm Bill and are now being implemented […]
Please join us in congratulating FLAG Senior Staff Attorney and Deputy Director Stephen Carpenter, who recently received the 2014 Excellence in Agricultural Law Award from the American Agricultural Law Association at their annual conference. Stephen says he is “honored to be chosen by his peers” for this prestigious award.
We at FLAG know you are committed to building a sustainable local foods system, and that you already understand that many family farmers need support. What you may not have considered are the complex legal needs these farmers have, and how difficult it can be for them to access legal services. Running a farm involves […]
As a result of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural Development (RD) are required to provide farmers with a receipt for service. Beginning in 2008, the farmer could get a receipt if he or she asked for it. Now the receipt must be provided whether […]
In this video, created in 2014 by the National Hmong American Farmers, Inc. (NHAF), farmer May Vu and NHAF give step-by-step instructions about working with the USDA and its farm program services. The video is in English and Hmong (with subtitles). Please feel free to share it with those who may need assistance or who […]