Financing Program Expanded to Help Farmers

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BREAKING NEWS Federal Low Interest Financing Program Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets - Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture today. USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced that their Farm Storage Facility Loan program can now help finance portable storage structures, portable equipment... Farm Storage Loans Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets - USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced that their Farm Storage Facility Loan program can now help finance portable storage structures, portable equipment, and storage and handling trucks in addition to continuing its longstanding capacity to finance stationary crop and cold storage on-farm facilities... CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Child Nutrition Bill Supports Farm to School, but Big Issues Remain - The release of the House CNR bill is an important step on the path toward reauthorizing critical childhood nutrition programs including: school meals; WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children); and the USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program... STORIES FROM THE FIELD SARE Stories From the Field: Breeding Seeds of Success - With support from USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, Virginia farmer Edmund Frost embraced that quintessential farmer tendency toward innovation and applied it to nature’s simplest and most profound creation, the seed... Boosting Community Development Through Value-Added Products in Fulton, MO - Last year, USDA announced the availability of $30 million in funding for VAPG in fiscal year 2016. One successful applicant was Cory Hawkins, co-owner of Central Missouri Meat and Sausage (CMMS) in Fulton, MO. CMMS received $250,000 to support the marketing and processing of locally produced pork... SPECIAL REPORT GAO Report Calls for Timeline to Update USDA Biotechnology Regulations - As a growing list of genetically engineered plant and animal crops enter the marketplace with minimal, if any, regulation from the USDA, the Government Accountability Office is urging USDA to set a clear timeline for updating its biotechnology regulations.

1 Comment on Financing Program Expanded to Help Farmers

  1. kennethherndon // June 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm // Reply

    looking for a farm grant

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