Financial Resources

Workshop Offers Assistance with Healthy Soils Program Application Process

  • Oct 25, 2021

The San Diego County Farm Bureau is hosting a free Grant Opportunity Workshop to assist California growers with applying for the Healthy Soils Program, which provides up to $100,000 in grant funds for eligible agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases and improve soil health.

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Workshop Assists Growers with SWEEP and Climate Smart Grant Program Applications

  • Oct 07, 2021

To assist growers in applying for SWEEP grants and make them aware of other CDFA Climate Smart Grant opportunities, the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Resource Conservation District of San Diego are hosting a free SWEEP Grant Opportunity Workshop.

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Free Webinar Assists Growers in Applying for Pandemic Cash Relief by October 12 Deadline

  • Sep 29, 2021

The deadline to apply for the Corona Financial Assistance Program 2 has been extended to October 12. To assist interested CFAP2 applicants, Interfaith Food is hosting a free webinar to provide information on how to apply.

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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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