Fact sheet 8-1 (rev)
the 2002 Farm Bill recognizes the unique challenges of
farmers and ranchers who are just beginning their agricultural
operations or with limited financial resources.
Participants may qualify as either a Beginning Farmer/Rancher
or as a Limited Resource Farmer/Rancher, not both. the nRcs
in nevada allows a Beginning Farmer/Rancher an additional 10
percent cost share if he/she meets the criteria listed below. a
Limited Resource Farmer/Rancher is allowed an additional 15
percent cost-share if he/she meets the criteria listed below. all
contract participants must meet all requirements in order for
the contract to receive the additional incentives.
Review the criteria below to determine if you qualify as
either a beginning farmer/rancher or a limited resource
farmer/rancher. if you feel you are eligible, you will be able
to select either option on your application when you apply
for assistance under the environmental Quality incentives
a BegInnIng Farmer/rancher means an individual or entity who:
1. has not operated a farm or ranch, or who has operated a
farm or ranch for not more than 10 consecutive years. this
requirement applies to all members of an entity.
2. Will materially and substantially participate in the
operation of the farm or ranch. in the case of a contract with
an individual (either individually or with the immediate
family), material and substantial participation requires
that the individual provide substantial day-to-day labor
and management of the farm or ranch, consistent with the
practices in the county or state where the farm is located.
in the case of a contract with an entity, all members must
materially and substantially participate in the operation of the
farm or ranch. material and substantial participation requires
that each of the members provide some amount of the
management, or labor and management, necessary