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Veterans Encouraged to Join Agricultural Industry After Deployment

3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 October 20, 2019 5:14 PM October 20, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - Many veterans returning home from deployment find themselves looking for a source of income.

The Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison for the U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging veterans to turn to the agriculture industry.

Sunday an event was hosted by the Holistic Organic Practical for Small Farm Sustainability Non-Profit, also known as HOPE.

The group assists in training and providing other services for those who want to start farming in the Valley. 

"Three's that invisible injury, people with PTSD, TBI and the VA has done a study that this type of job - agriculture ad farming - actually it is therapeutic," said Bill Ashton, Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ashton says there are loans available and other financial opportunities that veterans can apply for to get started.

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