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Agriculture Sec. announces help for new farmers

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Richmond Wednesday to announce a program aimed at helping small and family-operated farms.

As Sec. Vilsack explained to CBS 6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald, the micro-loans are designed to help beginners, the socially disadvantaged and returning veterans interested in becoming farmers.

You can watch Bill's entire interview with Secretary Tom Vilsack tonight on the CBS 6 News at 7. [Click here for more  information]