Marketing Opportunities: Grass-Fed Beef and Food Hubs

New Marketing Opportunities: Grass-Fed Beef Certification and Linking Food Hubs with Consumer Markets

New Grass-fed Beef Options for Small Farms

On April 29, USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) announced the establishment of a new certification option for small grass-fed beef producers. The Grass-Fed Program for Small and Very Small (SVS) Producers is a new offshoot of the Grass-Fed Marketing Claim Standard available under the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP).  Read More...

Loan Guarentees Link Food Hubs with Consumer Markets

On Wednesday, April 30, USDA’s Rural Business–Cooperative Service issued a notice with additional details relating to the availability of federal loan guarantees through the Local and Regional Food Enterprise provision of the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program.  Read More...

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