In addition to the real estate loans and the operating loans that FSA (Farm Service Agency) offers, they provide a unique program called the transition incentive program. If you can find a retiring farmer or one who is looking to downsize, this program could encourage them to sell or lease their land to you.
Transition Incentive Program (TIP)
The TIP Program gives retiring farmers or ranchers a bonus for selling or making a long-term lease of their CRP to a beginning farmer. Farmers are eligible for up to 2 years of additional CRP payments for enrolling their about-to-expire CRP in the program.