Resources

Agency & Partner Websites

United States Dept. Of Agriculture (USDA)

Small Farms-USDA provides small and midsize producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources. Click to learn more.

National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, helping the environment as well as agricultural operations. Click to learn more.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides access to available FSA programs throughout the state, including low-interest loans, commodity price support, disaster assistance, and conservation incentives. FSA programs are designed to provide an important safety net for farmers and ranchers during times of economic uncertainty, disaster, and emergency. Click to learn more.

Natural Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Click to learn more.

Rural Development Cooperative Services promotes understanding and use of the cooperatives to market and distribute agricultural products. The Cooperative Services division serves cooperative members, directors, management, educational institutions, organizations, rural residents, and others interested in cooperative-based business. Click to learn more.

Risk Management Agency manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to provide innovative crop insurance products to America’s farmers and ranchers. Click to learn more.

State of Texas :

AgriLife Extension is a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Click to learn more.

Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program supports responsible stewardship and conservation of working lands, water, fish and wildlife, and agricultural production. Click to learn more.

CBO Partners & Affiliates

Texas Center For Local Food

Texas Rural Meditation Services

Texas/Mexico Boarder Coalition

Sam Houston University-Agricultural Services

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

Rural Coalition

Texas A&M Commerce

Helpful Links

Agricultural Statistics (NASS)

Conservation User Guide For Producers

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Eminent Domain

EQIP-Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS)

Farmer’s Tax Guide

Farm Loan Discovery Tool

Grazing Lands News

High Tunnel Initiative (NRCS)

Loans & Funding Programs For Farmers

New/Beginning Farmers

Soil: How Microbes Build Structure

Veteran Farmers