Yesterday, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a major expansion to the microloan program. Starting on November 7th, the cap on microloans will be raised from $35,000 to $50,000. We are thrilled to see FSA expand this program that is
As we reported last week, the new five-year farm bill has passed – so where do we go from here? We keep organizing! In this newsletter we’ll fill you in on what’s next in policy; introduce two new western initiatives
This post is the second of three in-depth analysis pieces on the bill and how it will affect you. Last week, after we shared the news that the new farm bill passed, we delved into a three-part series breaking the
It’s official – we now have a farm bill. On Friday, President Obama officially signed it into law, marking the end of two years of campaigning. As we previously reported, the bill is a mixed bag of good and bad.
Our coalition was founded in 2010 in large part to help ensure that our needs as new, young and sustainable farmers are represented in public policy. And today, although we’re not happy with all aspects of the new farm bill,