mixed produce including carrots, peppers, purple cabbage, cauliflower, and more

Financing an Organic Farm with Federal Programs

Starting a farm can be tough, especially if you don’t have cash upfront to invest into your business. Luckily, there are many government programs that beginning farmers can take advantage of to help cover some costs.

In this video, we hear Juan Raygoza tell the story of starting his farm. Juan, a vegetable farmer in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, was able to finance his farm with loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency and cost-share programs and incentive payments from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.