Grant Awards: Farm to School, Organic Breeding, Minority and Veteran, and Local Food

USDA FUNDING NEWS
New Awards Will Strengthen Farm to School Programs
Local farmers, food businesses, and schools from 82 farm to school projects across the country received a boost this week with the announcement of over $5 million in funding from the Farm to School Grant Program by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack...Logo
Organic Plant Breeding Research Grant Announced
Farmers and consumers alike should be excited about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent announcement that over $6 million will be awarded this year to support research related to plant health and production – including breeding for organic research that is the first step in developing new and improved varieties that farmers need to be successful and meet the growing demand for sustainable food...Logo
Much Needed Funding Will Support Outreach to Minority and Veteran Farmers
Farming is a risky business and has become increasingly difficult to enter over the past few decades. However, for the growing number of racially and culturally diverse or veteran farmers and ranchers in this country, starting and managing a successful farming operation is fraught with even greater challenges. That’s why NSAC is excited about the nearly $10 million in federal grants that were announced this week that will support outreach and technical assistance to minority, tribal, and veteran producers...Logo
Local Food System Community Planning Awards Announced
On December 3, the White House Rural Council, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies, announced 26 communities in 19 states chosen to take part in the Local Food, Local Places Initiative. The new initiative provides technical support to help them develop and implement action plans promoting local food and downtown revitalization...Logo

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