Check out the latest resource databases from NYFC!
We are psyched to show up the coalition’s new logo and the website’s new look (designed with input from farmers across the country!). What you may not have realized is that we also have some new resources and links available to you as you farm and build your businesses. One of the main goals […]
Resource Spotlight – Kiva Zip Helps Connect Supporting Communities with Entrepreneurs
Beginning farmers know that one of the biggest obstacles we face is access to capital and credit as we build our farms. While there are a lot of commercial and governmental loan programs for farmers out there, many don’t have the flexibility or reach to assist those just starting their businesses. We are lucky, however, […]
Find Capital and Credit Resources on youngfarmers.org
One of NYFC’s main goals is to be a go-to resource for you, the farmer (or aspiring farmer!). We do our best to connect you to the information that you need with clear explanations and an easy-to-use website. Two information portals that the youngfarmers.org web site has to offer are our list of training […]
NYFC applauds Farm Service Agency's New Microloan Program
The final rule for the Farm Service Agency’s micro-loan program (ML) is now available on the Federal Register. We’ve taken a look and are pleased with the outcome. NYFC has been advocating for credit opportunities for small and beginning farmers for some time. We got policy makers thinking about this in 2011 and then proposed it […]
USDA launches new microloan program aimed at small and beginning farmers
Frustrated with traditional loans not suited for your diverse, small-scale operation? The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) released a rule today modifying its Farm Operating Loans (OL) program to include micro-loans. These micro-loans are smaller, require less paperwork, and allow for a longer payment period to better address the needs of small and beginning farmers. […]
Bootstrap @ Hartwood Farm: How We Bought the Farm
By Maryellen Sheehan | Not owning farmland should not keep anyone from farming.
Young Farmers Rock the Boat in the Senate
Yesterday was one of the most important moments in the 2012 Farm Bill process, the Senate Agriculture Committee vote. Thanks to so many of you who took action over the last week and our partner organizations that joined with us on Farm Bill priorities, the bill that passed out of the Senate committee included some […]
An interview with Chris Beyerhelm, Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs.
With all the questions that we get about the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), we thought that we should get those questions (and answers) put in writing. Chris Beyerhelm, Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs at FSA, was kind enough to help us out. If you have additional questions that you’d like Chris to answer, […]
Comment on New Farm Credit Rule by July 25th!
In the heyday of high summer, while we’re out in the field until after dark planting broccoli starts by headlamp, it’s easy to miss what’s going in the world of agricultural policy. This is a friendly reminder that, while the greens are bolting and the chickens are molting, the Farm Credit Administration is considering a […]