Category: <span>Funding</span>

Application for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Open!
October 15, 2020October 15, 2020
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Application for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Open!

Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2) which began on September 2, 2020, and will continue through December 11, 2020. CFAP 2 provides eligible producers with direct financial assistance due to marker disruptions and associated costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP 1 participants are encouraged to apply for additional assistance. Check out...

Applications for High Tunnel Systems from NRCS are now Open
September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
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Applications for High Tunnel Systems from NRCS are now Open

A High Tunnel System, commonly called a “hoop house,” is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  With high tunnel systems, no summer is too short or winter too cold because high tunnels: Extend the growing season Improve plant quality and soil...

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...