Ron Nichols/NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is improving farm loans by expanding eligibility and lending limits to more beginning farmers.

Traci Bruckner, senior associate for agriculture and conservation policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, says the changes are part of a successful micro-loan program that has benefited first-time farmers.

Hunger Still A Struggle In Indiana

Sep 9, 2014
Keith Weller, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

A new report highlights the critical need to address food insecurity in Indiana.

The USDA Household Food Security in the United States report found 14 percent of Indiana households struggled with hunger between 2011 and 2013, slightly higher than the previous three-year average.