Earlier this week, our friends over at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released their updated Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs . In the Guide, NSAC comprehensively describes each federal program supporting sustainable agriculture and how young farmers can access them.
If you are looking for information on a specific program, the Guide makes it easy to find it. Or, if you are looking for a farm loan, the Guide outlines all of your federal loan options. It’s also a great resource for learning more about the landscape of food and agriculture policy in general.
At NYFC, we fight hard for policy change that makes it easier for young people to get started in agriculture. However, our work is only as good as the use it gets out in the field. As a young farmer, it’s critical to understand the federal resources that available to you. This Guide is a great place to learn about those resources.
Some folks might have used NSAC’s Grassroots Guide to the Farm Bill in the past. The new Guide is an update and expansion of this resource.
Check out the Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs here!