Legislative Resources










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


SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) Certification


Federal Regulations: www.ecfr.gov


Public Law 106-50: www.gpo.gov


Small Business Administration: www.sba.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:







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




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/






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