The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $650 million in funds available for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant program. This program will provide financial assistance to small businesses in certain commodity areas, including specialty crop producers, as well as distributors.
The Whole-Farm Revenue Protection plan provides risk management safety for all commodities on a farm with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue. To improve the flexibility of the plan and farmers’ access to it, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency has revised the plan beginning with crop year 2022.
The Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers who are applying for or maintaining organic certification under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. OCCSP is currently accepting applications for eligible certification expenses paid between October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made technical and financial assistance available to California producers affected by the ongoing, severe drought and recent wildfires. This article provides a summary of available assistance programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 to address gaps in pandemic assistance, provide greater flexibility that addresses applicants’ unique circumstances and provide a more equitable program.
In light of the extended severe drought conditions, the San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District are providing a number of resources to assist producers in San Diego County.
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