Agriculture Sec. announces help for new farmers

Posted on: 3:21 pm, May 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 03:27pm, May 23, 2012

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]