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

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




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/ 


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