New to farming

Resources for people who are new to farming.

This article descibes the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) which provides cash payments to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of the normal mortality due to adverse weather.

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"This tip sheet provides a brief overview of some important farm income tax issues and offers resources where beginning farmers can find the answers to their general questions. To learn more, contact a tax professional, especially one who has experience working with farmers."

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THis document explains the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).  Through LFP, the Farm Service Agency provides cash payments to eligible  producers who suffered grazing losses for eligible livestock because of drought or fire on Federally managed land. 

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A presentation that covers legal aspects of leasing farm land in Minnesota.

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This guide provides information on disaster assistance, access to credit and risk management for the dairy farmer. 

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The Get Farming! program is designed to help growers and other food enterpreneurs with business and marketing tools through information, training, workshops, and networking.  Also, Individual Devopment Accounts, a matched savings program, can help eligible producers with  small and important financial assistance.

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The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Farm Cost and Return Tool (CART) was created to assist beginning farmers and ranchers. It can be used by those who are either thinking about farming or are actively engaged in a farming operation.

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"A vocation is more than a job. It implies an occupation as being particularly worthy and requiring great dedication. Farming is such a vocation. We hope these offerings are a beginning towards restoring agriculture as a foundational impulse for our own health and for the well being of our planet and our communities."

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"The Farm Beginnings Nebraska Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.

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