Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Rules Finalized for Land Contract Guarantee Program

The Farm Service Agency recently finalized rules for the Land Contract Guarantee Program, making the program available nationwide.

The program provides federal loan guarantees to retiring farmers and landowners who self-finance the sale of their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

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Rotationally Grazed Central Missouri Dairy

A central Missouri dairy seeks a beginning farmer to purchase their 79 acre rotational-grazed dairy operation. The farm features electric cross fencing and auto-watering to 12 paddocks and a partial line of machinery that could be used by a successor. The current landowner will serve as a mentor to a beginning farmer for the initial months of ownership and help ease the transition onto the new farm. Purchase of cattle to accompany the farm is negotiable.

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