Are You a Veteran Interested in Farming? USDA Can Help

Chris Barnes grew up farming with his grandfather and knew one day he would farm the land himself. Chris purchased the family farm in Bastrop County, Texas, while actively serving in the U.S. military. In the beginning, he spent backbreaking hours in the Texas heat clearing brush by hand. Then he found a USDA program that provided technical and financial assistance to help him with the process. Veteran Doug Havemann and his wife Melissa own Mesquite Field Farm in Nixon,
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