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USDA Loans for Small Farmers

USDA Loans for Small Farmers: USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators  Options Help More Beginning, Small and [...]
  • pastured poultry production
    Pastured Poultry Production Manager Job at White Oak Pastures in Georgia White Oak Pastures is seeking a pastured poultry production manager to oversee and coordinate the production of broiler chickens, laying hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl. At a given time, the farm has up to 100,000 birds on pasture. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day production management of the poultry operation and a team of about 20 employees. Responsibilities will include: [...]
  • BFRDP Grant Application Assistance
    Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program – BFRDP grant application assistance is now available through the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded New Entry Sustainable Farming Project an Education Enhancement Team grant through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) to develop resources and tools to support inexperienced applicants with the application process. BFRDP just [...]
  • organic farm management
    Organic Farm Manager Job on the Olympic Peninsula SpringRain Farm & Orchard is a certified organic family farm located in Chimacum Washington in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula.  Our mission is to use the best available knowledge to sustainably and organically produce food for our local community.  At SpringRain Farm, we are committed to conservation and caring for the land we live and grow on.  The land is protected by an agricultural easement, ensuring that it will remain farm land [...]
  • farmer fair practices rules
    The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) including Farmer Fair Practices Rules, Food Safety, Organic Research, and more… Comment: NSAC Applauds USDA for Moving Forward with Farmer Fair Practices Rules We thank Secretary Vilsack for moving forward on the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) “Farmer Fair Practices Rules”, which were sent today by USDA to the Office of Management and Budget for final sign-off. These [...]
  • funding for community food projects
    USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces up to $8.6 Million in Available Funding for Community Food Projects The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced up to $8.6 million in available funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and self-reliant food systems. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFP), authorized by [...]
  • beginning farmer learning network
    On Nov. 10, 2016 the Cornell Small Farms Program will hold our 9th Annual Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) gathering. This day-long session is geared towards anyone who provides services targeted to farmers in their first 10 years of business. The theme of the day is formalizing beginning farmer training in the areas of business and financial management, and as always, we’ll have great training and discussion options in these areas. But the best part of the day is networking with [...]