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Federal Government Expands Program to Help New California Farmers

Washington, DC — The federal government is introducing a program aimed at helping beginning farmers to purchase land in California.

The U.S. Agriculture Department said yesterday that it is expanding the pilot program into California and two other states.

The program provides government-backed loan guarantees to beginning farmers who want to own and operate family farms.

The government will guarantee up to five contracts in each of the participating states.

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