USDA Funding News From NSAC

USDA funding news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) week of April 14th, 2014

Funding Restored for Beginning Farmer Training Programs

Last week, USDA announced the availability of $19 million in funding for beginning farmer training grants through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).  This highly successful initiative, administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), provides competitively awarded grants… Read More…

Funding Available for Specialty Crops

Today USDA announced the availability of $66 million through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBG) to fund projects related to the research, marketing, and development of specialty crops.  The funding is available to State Departments of Agriculture, which must apply for funding and then use it to supplement state programs or make grants…Read More…

Disaster Assistance Program Sign-Up Begins

On April 15, 2014, eligible farmers and ranchers were able to start signing up for disaster assistance programs restored by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Funding for disaster assistance programs established by the 2008 Farm Bill had expired in October 2011. Programs restored by the 2014 Farm Bill include… Read More…

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