posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit Florida on Friday to discuss a United States Department of Agriculture pilot loan program that could help tens of thousands of rural homeowners in 19 states.
posted on August 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM
Despite agreeing to the largest civil rights settlement in U.S. history more than a decade ago, thousands of black farmers are still waiting to see the money.
posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM
USDA's stepped-up efforts to get farmers to file electronically for Loan Deficiency Payments has been so successful that the volume of LDP requests arriving by computer has overwhelmed the system.
posted on November 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM
Agricultural credit cooperatives, China's main source of rural financing, issued 193.3 billion yuan (U.S.-$23.4 billion) in new farm loans in the first nine months of the year, up 27.8 percent from the same period a year ago, the government says.
posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM
Since its enactment under the 1985 farm law, the LDP or Loan Deficiency Payment has been a critical part of harvest-time marketing strategy.
posted on August 13, 2004 at 8:08 PM
Netherland-based Rabobank and Farm Credit Services of America agree to buyout. Stockholder and industry reactions are mixed.