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Immigrant Farming News

Process to resolve discrimination in USDA program delivery continues

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations that discrimination occurred at USDA in past decades, a process has been developed to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans. MORE >

USDA Announces New Farm Worker Training Grant

The USDA's Agricultural Career and Employment Program (ACE) benefits both farmers and farm laborers by providing sills training to farm workers. Proposals are due by November 11, 2011. MORE >

Tips for Grant Seekers

Illinois Resourcenet has put together a new collection of resources for those seeking community-based grants. Includes tips on getting more funding, sources of funding for green industry, and basic tips for getting started. Download the PDF document now.

New from the NRCS! Soil Quality Test Kit Guide

The Soil Quality Test Kit Guide describes procedures for 12 on-farm tests, an interpretive section for each test, data recording sheets, and a section on how to build your own kit. Click here for details and downloads.