Financial Resources

Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications

  • Sep 13, 2021

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.

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USDA Risk Management Agency Improves Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Plan

  • Sep 02, 2021

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.

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Applications Open for Organic Certification Funding Assistance

  • Aug 27, 2021

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.

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Disaster Assistance Available for Producers Impacted by Wildfires and Drought

  • Aug 27, 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

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USDA Updates Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

  • Aug 26, 2021

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.

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San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District Offer Resources

  • Aug 26, 2021

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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