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California FarmLink is accepting applications for its "Resilerator," a comprehensive business curriculum designed for farmers, ranchers and fishers with at least two years of experience as a business owner. The Resilerator is like a business accelerator, but the emphasis is on long-term resilience and sustainable profits and practices. The Resilerator begins with each participant completing a Business Resilience Self-assessment. The next ten weeks cover topics including business structure, labor, land tenure, accounting, taxation, credit, insurance, and regulatory compliance. The course ends with setting realistic goals for improving business practices for the next two to three years. Applications for the 2022...

Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) has released a new publication, Farmers' Guide to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) 3rd Edition. CFAP 2 is a USDA program that gives direct payments to farmers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This 3rd Edition of the guide includes recent changes to the program that expand the eligibility of contract growers to include producers of ducks, geese, pheasants, and quail, as well as producers of hogs, pigs, broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, and turkeys. In addition, the 3rd Edition explains the recent changes to how CFAP 2 payments are calculated, including...

USDA announced that it is planning for another $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act that will be used to furnish loan guarantees to help leverage additional funding for expanding meat and poultry processing capacity and financing other food supply chain infrastructure. According to USDA, the loan guarantees will help start-up or expand entities in our food supply chain that aggregate, process, manufacture, wholesale or distribute food; address supply chain bottlenecks; and increase the resiliency of the food supply chain. USDA is preparing to issue a notice soon to announce eligibility requirements and the application window. ...

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is accepting applications for its new financial training program for farmers. FACT is partnering with the Food Finance Institute (FFI), based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to offer free financial training for livestock and poultry farmers to help their farm businesses thrive. The three-part training includes a free webinar series, a limited number of a one-year subscriptions to FFI's Edible-Alpha digital resource hub that provides access to online courses, and a four-day intensive Boot Camp for 20 farms. The application deadline is October 31, 2021....