USDA Tennessee Farm Service Agency offers targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to assist underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.
“Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside to lend to targeted underserved and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said FSA Acting Executive Director, Tyeisha Samples.
Ranchers and livestock producers in Roane County may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for grazing losses incurred in 2016.
“Roane County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program on improved pasture,” said Sandi Childs, Roane County executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
The Program provides compensation to livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.