Category: Funding

USDA to Purchase Up to $3 Billion in Agricultural Commodities, Issue Solicitations for Interested Participants
April 19, 2020April 24, 2020
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USDA to Purchase Up to $3 Billion in Agricultural Commodities, Issue Solicitations for Interested Participants

This from Erich Bremer, an announcement from the USDA: As part of President Trump and Secretary Perdue’s April 17th announcement of a $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, USDA today announced that it is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those...

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
April 18, 2020April 24, 2020
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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

(Washington, D.C., April 17, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief...

USDA’s Rural Development Introduces Value Added Producer Grants
December 18, 2019April 27, 2020
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USDA’s Rural Development Introduces Value Added Producer Grants

The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is accepting applications for Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG).  The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. As a Producer...