Value Added Producer Grants

States Expanding Cottage Food Laws

In April we wrote about Value-Added Producer Grants and how these federal awards can potentially help small farmers. However, with the contents of the 2013 Farm Bill facing uncertainty, state legislatures are providing inexpensive ways for farmers to produce limited

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

New Marker Bill Promises Local Food Support

We are happy to announce the release of the new Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013!  The bill, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine, addresses a range of farm bill titles,

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