Microloan program finds traction for small growers

05/08/2014 08:58:00 AM
Tom Karst

“We’re currently looking at the possibilities of doing that,” he said.

Comparing the microloan program with traditional USDA farm loans, Beyerhelm said the Northeastern states have been more active in the microloan program than producers in those states have been for larger loans. The USDA also wants to extend microlaons to urban agriculture such as rooftop greenhouses, and developing vacant city lots, he said.

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