Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act

Value-Added Producer Grants Announced for 2013

Earlier this month, the USDA announced the recipients of the 2013 Value-Added Producer Grants program.  The total amount of grants dispersed, going to 110 agricultural producers, totals over $16 million. This funding is designed to stimulate the creation or development

Farm Bill News - Mark-Up Starts Next Week!

It’s been a long wait, but things are starting to move on the next five-year Farm Bill. As a quick refresher, the Farm Bill, which normally is written every five years and dictates all federal spending on agricultural programs, expired

Announcing a New Resource for Beginning Farmers: Start2Farm

In February the USDA unveiled, its latest resource for beginning farmers.  The program, which acts as a clearinghouse database of training and assistance programs, is funded through a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant by the USDA

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