Financial Resources

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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USDA NRCS Services and Funding Programs Webinar

  • May 05, 2022

To help members of the agricultural industry learn more about the services and funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the USDA NRCS is hosting a information session webinar.

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Deadline Extended to Apply for Organic and Transitioning Farms Pandemic Assistance

  • Dec 22, 2021

The USDA has extended the deadline to apply for the Organic and Transitional education and Certification Program to February 4, 2022. This program provides eligible applicants with pandemic assistance to cover expenses associated with organic certification and/or transitioning to organic production during the 2020, 2021 and 2002 fiscal years.

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Pandemic Assistance Available for Certified Organic and Transitioning Farms

  • Dec 04, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program is making pandemic assistance available to cover the costs associated with organic certification and/or transitioning to organic production during the 2020, 2021 and 2002 fiscal years.

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