Dear Young Farmer Advocates, Through policy advocacy and working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff at the national level, Young Farmers staff, members, and partners have been pushing hard to make sure that USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Yesterday, President Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Celebrating the perceived freedom of Black people as a nation is performative without actions that require accountability to the Black farming population. On the eve of Juneteenth, we are
The following is an excerpt from the policy recommendations submitted to the USDA on April 29th, 2021 on tackling the climate crisis. In our 2020 survey of policy issues, our members identified climate action as their number one priority and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Manly, National Young Farmers Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-643-3564 ext. 722 Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2021) – The National Young Farmers Coalition sent a letter congratulating Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation to the position of Secretary of Agriculture, and looks forward
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Manly, National Young Farmers Coalition email@example.com , 518-643-3564 ext. 722 Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2021) – Earlier this morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of USDA Secretary-designate Thomas J. Vilsack.
“Urban agriculture dates back centuries, and growing food in cities is nothing new. Nowadays, what started as a movement in many inner cities as a way to grow food in empty lots in underserved communities has amassed into a global
COVID-19 upended the plans and businesses of many young farmers across the country this year. Although some were already operating Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs that were able to continue with social distancing, farmers markets and restaurants closures had a
The deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is December 11th! A total of $14 billion is available for payments to farmers and ranchers through CFAP 2 to assist with losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 10th, the USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Relations (OPPE) released the request for applications for the Centers of Community Prosperity Grant. This initiative is funded with $2 million from appropriations* provided to the Outreach and Assistance to
The USDA’s new Office for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production just launched its inaugural grants program, the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program. These grants support programs led by nonprofit organizations, local or Tribal governments, and K-12