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Feds Spend $1 Million for Refugees to Become Farmers

Washington Free Beacon – by Elizabeth Harrington

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending nearly $1 million to teach refugees how to farm.

New grants announced last week include two projects in Idaho and Kansas to “cultivate the next generation of farmers” by helping refugees get land leases to start their own farms.  

The first project was awarded to Global Gardens, a Boise, Idaho-based organization that teaches refugees about farming and community gardening. The group will train refugees and Native Americans about organic vegetable farming.

“Global Gardens trains beginning farmers who have cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers to success which might prevent them from otherwise becoming successful farmers or accessing more mainstream farmer training programs,” the project grant states. “Our long-term goal is to create sustainable, profitable, independent small farm businesses.”

Project goals include assisting refugees in securing land leases on incubator farms, teaching refugees “financial literacy,” and providing nine paid internships on a farm.

“Expected outcomes include increases in knowledge of sustainable vegetable production, marketing, and financial literacy for participating farmers, establishment of new, refugee and Native-owned farms, and increased productivity and farm income for those already farming,” the grant said.

The project has received $597,867 and will continue through July 2019.

A second project titled “New Roots for Refugees” was awarded to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The project will create an incubator farm for newly settled refugees.

“The long term goal is that refugees farm in Kansas City independently on land that they own or lease at a scale that they desire and manage,” according to the grant. “To reach this goal, we have identified the following objectives: Removal of Barriers to Marketing, Adapted and Increased Agricultural Skills, Financial Management and Farm Capitalization, and Whole Farm Planning.”

The Kansas project will also provide leases to refugees so they can “establish a path toward managing their own farm business.”

“The long term goal of New Roots for Refugees is that refugees will farm independently on owned land or through lease agreements at a scale that they desire, achieve, and manage,” the grant said.

The grant is worth $380,433, bringing the total cost for the two projects to $978,300.

Idaho has one of the highest refugee populations in the country, taking in 1,000 each year, the majority of which are resettled in Boise.

Kansas takes in roughly 350 refugees per year, mostly from Iraq, Bhutan, and Myanmar.

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9 Responses to Feds Spend $1 Million for Refugees to Become Farmers

  1. KOYOTE says:

    USE YOUR WEAPONS TO START DESTROYING EQUIPMENT OF ALL GMO FARMERS…………………………………MAKE GMO FARMING AN INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION

  2. FarmerDave says:

    Another boondoggle! Why work when you can suck at the public teat. This will end when the illegals find that farming is extremely hard work. I had share-croppers this year who wanted to garden. I offered them 2/3’s of the vegetables. They were to supply labor only. I supplied potting soil, fertilizer, electricity, irrigation on a timer system (12 zones) on a one acre garden. One by one they no longer showed up. The garden is an overgrown mess, and I will never do this again. Who said that Mexicans are hard workers? Can’t prove it by me. I can guarantee that mooslems will work 1/2 as hard.

    • KOYOTE says:

      THERE WAS A TIME IN MY LIFE I WOULD HAVE GLADLY ACCEPTED THAT PROPOSITION ….. BUT .. IM A WHITE MAN, RIDDLED WITH WHITE GUILT……………..

  3. Bullwinkle says:

    People in government, holds a gun to your head to steal your wealth to give to a politically preferred class that will keep that government worker in power. More power is the goal. Power for the sake of power.

  4. tc says:

    Somebody needs to explain to the “refugees” that in order to be a proper farmer you have to learn how to freebase glyphosate.
    You can do all the labor you want, but if you don’t freebase that glyphosate it’s just not going to work out for you.

  5. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Expected outcomes include increases in knowledge of sustainable vegetable production,…”

    Sustainable… Agenda21speak.

    “Our long-term goal is to create sustainable, profitable, independent small farm businesses.”

    The communist long-term goal is exactly the opposite.

  6. Jolly Roger says:

    “Our long-term goal is to create sustainable, profitable, independent small farm businesses.”

    As long as they’re not being run by Americans. Any American trying to create a sustainable, independent farm has a SWAT team descend upon him.

  7. KOYOTE says:

    THIS BITCH AND HER ILK IS WHY YOU HAVE NO COMMON LAW…………..//fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/law-usurpers-association-target/169022

  8. JVZ says:

    Unbelievable, this is wrong in so many ways! Why no offer this to out of work americans first!!!!! And we’re considered entitled…entitled to what? we sure don’t get the benefits!

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