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USDA Announces Farmer.gov website

This year, USDA announced a brand-new website called, farmers.gov, which provides transparency and information about Department-wide progress.

 

As customers and employees engage with farmers.gov and provide feedback, the Department will enhance and add features that continuously improve both the online and local in-person experience.

It will improve access to services, tools, and information for customers and employees. Features include:

·       More than 150 federal web resources in one place

·       100% mobile friendly pages

·       Reaching farmers daily through 7 digital platforms

 

The site will focus on tools, education, self-service and engagement features that provide immediate and continual value to our customers, and employees who serve those customers. Visitors will discover valuable and readily-available business tools to increase efficiency and productivity. It will also feature a service center locator, digital forms, receipt for service, access to educational materials and resources, and a disaster assistance tool. Visitors will be able to use self-service applications to do business.

 

In the future, there will be farm loan features, conservation management features, and visitors will be able to engage with USDA, other producers, and partners.

 

Farmers.gov doesn’t deliver every agricultural resource, tool or story for farmers, ranchers, and foresters – and it doesn’t pretend to. Instead, we’re talking to our customers and field employees who serve those customers, often farmers and ranchers themselves. We’re building farmers.gov around their needs and ideas through a streamlined, farmer-centered approach – bringing the most usable information together in a new way by:

·       Designing for farmer needs first, with an emphasis on local

·       Representing the full breadth of our customer base, from traditional producer to specialty farmers

·       Bringing the most relevant resources, programs, and tools together in one place

·       Speaking with clear and plain language (leaving out government jargon and acronyms)

·       Using clear visual design, sensible navigation, and understandable processes to help people reach their goals every time

·       Creating a mobile-first platform to reach customers where they live and work

·       Measuring what matters and using data to drive decisions

·       Continuously connecting with customers creating opportunities for feedback and improvement