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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

RELEASE: Young Farmers Congratulates Secretary Vilsack on His Confirmation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:​ Jessica Manly, National Young Farmers Coalition press@youngfarmers.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 press@youngfarmers.org , 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. 

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

How to Apply for CFAP2 COVID-19 Aid!

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.

Questions Remain about the Centers of Community Prosperity Grant

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

USDA Launches Inaugural Urban Agriculture Grants Program

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

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