Financial Resources

Application Available for 2023 On-farm Food Safety Expenses Assistance

  • Jan 24, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program provides specialty crop producers with financial assistance for certain on-farm food safety program expenses. The 2023 application will become available on February 1, 2023.

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Grant Writing Workshop Available for Growers

  • Nov 04, 2022

California avocado growers may attend a free virtual Farmer and Rancher Grant Writing Workshop designed for both new and veteran producers. Learn more.

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Drought Relief CUSP Grant Program Accepting Applications

  • Nov 03, 2022

The CUSP Direct Farmer Grant Program for Drought Relief is accepting applications through January 15, 2023. This program provides relief funds for producers who can demonstrate their operation has been adversely affected by drought and who have not yet received CDFA drought relief funds.

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Assistance Available for On-farm Food Safety Expenses

  • Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program will provide specialty crop producers with financial assistance for on-farm food safety program expenses incurred in 2022 or 2023. The 2022 application period is June 27, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

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Disaster Funds Available for Specialty Crop Producers

  • May 18, 2022

Commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021 are now eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Relief Program funding through the Farm Service Agency. Learn more about this funding resource.

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Funding Available for Organic and Transitioning Growers in California

  • May 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for its Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program and Organic Certification Cost Share Program. Learn more.

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