Legislative Resources

 

 

  

 

 

 

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

 

U.S. Senate Committee  on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: http://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/

 

Federal Regulations: www.ecfr.gov

 

Public Law 106-50: www.gpo.gov

 

CVE (Center for Verification and Evaluation) Certification

 

Federal Regulations: www.ecfr.gov

 

Department of Veterans Affairs: www.va.gov

 

Rules and Regulations: www.va.gov

 

Veterans’ Benefits: www.va.gov

 

Veteran Small Business Verification Act: www.va.gov

 

VA Acquisition Circular: www.va.gov

 

Goals for Participation: www.va.gov

 

Small Business Act: www.sba.gov/content/small-business-act

 

DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise) Certification

California Legislative Information:

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=MVC&division=4.&title=&part=&chapter=6.&article=6.

 

eBenefits

www.ebenefits.va.gov

A Small Business Owner's Guid

 

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources

 

USDA Vets-to-Ag Brochure:  https://www.nal.usda.gov/sites/default/files/vetsagbrochure.pdf

 

USDA New Farmers / Veterans info: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/veterans

 

USDA Discovery Tool:  https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery 

 

Step-by-Step Process to Start Farming:  https://newfarmers.usda.gov/important-considerations  

 

Bridges to Opportunity:  https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/bridges_to_opportunity_jan2017.pdf

 

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grants Program: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program 

 

Farm Loan Info Chart: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2016/farm_loan_information_chart_oct2016.pdf

 

Microloans: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2016/FACT%20SHEET%20-%20Microloans%20(Revised%2002-29-16).pdf

 

FARM SERVICE AGENCY: FSA is responsible for assisting individuals in farming / ranching ventures. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/

 

RURAL DEVELOPMENT: RD is responsible for assisting individuals with non-agriculture businesses https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services

USMCA: The United States, Mexico, and Canada updated NAFTA to create the new USMCA. USMCA is mutually beneficial for North American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. The new agreement, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020, will create a more balanced environment for trade, will support high-paying jobs for Americans, and will grow the North American economy. https://www.trade.gov/usmca

 

STATE LEVEL CONTACTS

 

Rural Development: https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices

 

Farm Service Agency: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/index

 

Each state also has USDA county service centers (may include reps from RD, FSA, or other USDA agencies):  https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app

 

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (AMS):  https://www.ams.usda.gov/

California Opportunity Zones: https://opzones.ca.gov/faqs/