Rancher & Farmer Assistance Programs
"The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.
Wyoming FSA is excited about planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in ways that make a real difference in the lives of our ranchers and farmers. Our goal is to provide the very best customer service possible and to truly connect with agricultural producers statewide.
The hard working men and women of our 17 FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remains the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office on how we can be of service. Our website can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA service center."
Wool Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) & Loan Deficiency Programs (LDP)
Wool Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL’s) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP’s) are funded by the Farm Bill. These programs are intended to:
minimize potential loan forfeitures;
subsequent government accumulation of stocks;
minimize the cost incurred by the Federal Government in storing the commodity; and
allow a commodity produced in the United States to be marketed freely and competitively both domestically and internationally.
Loan and payment options:
Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) – Graded Wool
Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) – Ungraded Wool
Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) – Graded Wool
Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) – Ungraded Wool
Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) – Pelts
Growers can choose the option(s) most financially beneficial for their operation.
Wyoming Hunger Initiative
We believe hunger in Wyoming is a problem that can be solved. We also recognize that where there's a hungry child, a hungry family, senior, or veteran isn't far away. We work to prevent food insecurity by increasing awareness and support for the work of local anti-hunger organizations statewide through innovative programs that connect like-minded organizations as well as funding support for local solutions.
Nourished kids, healthy families, and thriving communities: that's the goal of Wyoming Hunger Initiative.
University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources began the Wyoming Wool Initiative in 2022 to support and grow Wyoming’s sheep and wool industry. In the 2017 Census of Agriculture, Wyoming ranked No.1 in wool production with 2,796,792 pounds shorn. Wyoming’s wool leaves the state for military contracts or sold as an international commodity where value is added outside Wyoming. The Wyoming Wool Initiative recognizes the value and potential of the raw wool produced in our state.
Our mission is to open the door to new, innovative sheep and wool projects and initiatives that will help economically sustain the fabric of the rural west.
The mission of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association is to serve the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom, and cultural interests.The activities of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association can be conveniently categorized as:
Advocating on issues affecting the cattle industry, Wyoming agriculture and rural community living
Providing members with timely information regarding events in the cattle industry and the activities of the association
Promoting the role of the Wyoming cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality safe and nutritious beef
PLC works to support and maintain livestock grazing on public lands by advocating for and educating decision makers of the many values livestock grazing contributes to our natural resources and to the public.