Texas/Mexico Border Coalition Chairman Omar Garza speaks about Identification of the Risks Faced By, the Needs of, and the Role of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) to Small and Disadvantaged Farmers, during the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The breakout sessionâs general topic of Risk Management for Small and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers provides a profile of small and disadvantaged farmers based on information from the recent Census of Agriculture in order to identify the size and current economic and demographic trends of these farmers. The discussion also identified the risks for these farmers, the need to manage those risks for longer-term viability/sustainability, the role of the public sector, and the resources available for small and disadvantaged farmers in coping with risk. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 3, 2014
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