USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features

USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features
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The Department of Agriculture says changes to Farmers.gov will help producers manage their farm loans and navigate the application process for H-2A visas. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the changes Wednesday. Focused on education and smaller owner-operators, the farmers.gov H-2A Phase I release includes an H-2A Visa Program page and interactive checklist tool, with application requirements, fees, forms, and a timeline built around a farmer’s hiring needs. Over the next several months,

 

USDA will collaborate with the Department of Labor on Phase II – a streamlined H-2A Visa Program application form, regulations, and digital application process. For farm loan management, the self-service website now enables producers to login to view loan information, history and payments. Producers can access the “My Financial Information” feature by desktop computer, tablet or phone. Secretary Perdue launched Farmers.gov in 2018 as a portal to help farmers find the right loan programs for their business and submit loan documents to their service center.

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