Texas AgrAbility connects farmers and ranchers with programs and services to help fund their operation and/or modifications, enabling them to stay engaged in production agriculture.  There are several resources available that offer financial assistance for individuals in all stages of production agriculture.  To learn more about these agencies, their services, and financial assistance they provide, check out the links below.


AgencyAboutPrograms Offered
Natural Resource Conservation ServiceThe Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides voluntary assistance to help people protect soil, water, and related natural resources on private, non-federal landsEnvironmental Quality Incentives Program
Conservation Stewardship Program
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Farm Service AgencyFSA is a federal agency that operates within the US Department of AgricultureFarm Loans including operating, ownership and emergency
Direct Farm Ownership
Direct Down Payment
Direct Operating (Microloan)
Direct Emergency
Youth Loan
Guaranteed Operating
Guaranteed Farm Ownership
Guaranteed Conservation
Land Contract Guarantee
Conservation and Environmental Programs
Emergency and Disaster Programs
ARC/PLC Program
Price Support Programs for certain commodities
United States Department of AgricultureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a cabinet-level agency that oversees the American farming industry. There are numerous programs and services offered by the USDA to assist farmers and ranchers with finances, conservation, and education.Disaster Assistance
Farm Loans
Housing Assistance
Rural Development Loan and Grant Assistance
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Crop and Livestock Insurance
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
The Farmers Market Promotion Program
Organic Cost Share Program
Texas Department of Agriculture-
Texas Agricultural Finance Authority
Provides financial incentives to individuals to establish or enhance their farm or ranch operation or to establish an agriculture-related business. Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program
Interest Rate Reduction Program
Young Farmer Interest Rate Reduction Program
Young Farmer Grant
Private Landowner NetworkThe Private Landowner Network offers
a variety of resources on private land ownership,
including informative articles and a searchable directory
of conservation programs and professionals
throughout the country.
Conservation Grant and Assistance Programs
Veterans Land BoardProvides loans to Texas veterans for the purchase of land, and other veterans' housing assistance programsLoans
Land for Sale to Veterans
USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA Rural Development offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.Value Added Producer Grant
Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants
Independence FundThe Independence Fund helps provide injured troops with the tools, therapies and guidance that they might not otherwise receive. Independence Fund has distributed more than $20M in grants and services to qualifying veterans including track chairs, custom cycles, and retreats for the veteran family. The Fund also provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) for injured veterans as part of its mission as well as group retreats and peer counseling programs.To donate to or apply for the independence fund, contact them here
National Resource Center Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) ActABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, will be created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.ABLE Accounts

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