Tag Archive for: Financing

USDA Programs Can Help Farmers Succeed

Part of my role as an NCAT Agriculture Specialist is to connect farmers to the resources that they need, so I always include USDA agencies in our Armed to Farm trainings for military veterans and other educational events we organize. The USDA has dozens of agencies and programs to help farmers—as depicted in the graphic below—but for this blog I will mention just a few.
By Margo Hale, NCAT Southeast Regional Director, Armed to Farm Program Director, and Agriculture Specialist
mixed produce including carrots, peppers, purple cabbage, cauliflower, and more

Exploring Wholesale Markets with Ellen Polishuk: How Low Can You Go?

The first question when you're looking at a new wholesale channel…
Terrapin Farm Tractor

The Sequel is Better: CFAP2 is Available Now

Like many of our favorite movies, the sequel to the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP2) is an expansion and improvement of the original. About $14 billion has been made available to fund this relief effort.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Ellen Polishuk: Is It Time to Scale Up? Ready to Grow More Produce?

How do you know if you are ready to grow more produce? Dive into…

The CART Before the Horse: Understanding Access to Federal Assistance for Conservation Solutions

If you had to allocate $3.3 billion of taxpayer dollars to farmers and ranchers who voluntarily wish to change how they farm and ranch so as to “deliver conservation solutions” to protect natural resources and feed a growing world, how would you do it?
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist
young man holding freshly harvested leekUSDA photo by Christophe Paul

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 1

Since the 1960s, there has been discussion among academics about…
Cool-season forage cover-crop mixture

A Listening Session to Help Shape Future Innovation in U.S. Agriculture

This virtual listening session aims to help shape agricultural…
Marty Holman works the computer in his outdoor office on Holman’s Harvest Farms in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, February 25, 2021. Holman raises chickens, cattle, vegetable, and tropical fruit on his 15 acres. USDA/FPAC photo by Preston KeresUSDA

Tag Archive for: Financing

USDA Programs Can Help Farmers Succeed

Part of my role as an NCAT Agriculture Specialist is to connect farmers to the resources that they need, so I always include USDA agencies in our Armed to Farm trainings for military veterans and other educational events we organize. The USDA has dozens of agencies and programs to help farmers—as depicted in the graphic below—but for this blog I will mention just a few.
By Margo Hale, NCAT Southeast Regional Director, Armed to Farm Program Director, and Agriculture Specialist
mixed produce including carrots, peppers, purple cabbage, cauliflower, and more

Exploring Wholesale Markets with Ellen Polishuk: How Low Can You Go?

The first question when you're looking at a new wholesale channel…
Terrapin Farm Tractor

The Sequel is Better: CFAP2 is Available Now

Like many of our favorite movies, the sequel to the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP2) is an expansion and improvement of the original. About $14 billion has been made available to fund this relief effort.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Ellen Polishuk: Is It Time to Scale Up? Ready to Grow More Produce?

How do you know if you are ready to grow more produce? Dive into…

The CART Before the Horse: Understanding Access to Federal Assistance for Conservation Solutions

If you had to allocate $3.3 billion of taxpayer dollars to farmers and ranchers who voluntarily wish to change how they farm and ranch so as to “deliver conservation solutions” to protect natural resources and feed a growing world, how would you do it?
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist
young man holding freshly harvested leekUSDA photo by Christophe Paul

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 1

Since the 1960s, there has been discussion among academics about…
Cool-season forage cover-crop mixture

A Listening Session to Help Shape Future Innovation in U.S. Agriculture

This virtual listening session aims to help shape agricultural…
Marty Holman works the computer in his outdoor office on Holman’s Harvest Farms in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, February 25, 2021. Holman raises chickens, cattle, vegetable, and tropical fruit on his 15 acres. USDA/FPAC photo by Preston KeresUSDA