How can a Value-Added Producer Grant help my farm?

This is a part of a blog series on different federal programs in the USDA and how they affect the average beginning farmer.  Let us know if there is a particular program that you’d like us to write about next! You read yesterday about the new Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act and the great things that will come with it if it passes.  One of the big chunks of that funding is the Value-Added Producer Grant program.  Here’s a quick intro to... Read More

New Marker Bill Promises Local Food Support

We are happy to announce the release of the new Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013!  The bill, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine, addresses a range of farm bill titles, from extension programs to processing and distribution as it works to aid farmers and consumers on the local and regional level.  As you’ll recall, NYFC promoted the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (LFFJA) introduced... Read More