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Funding Sources for Transitioning Farmers

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ATTRA on Community Supported Agricultureota
Among its topics, this article features a description of CSA's, various models of CSA's, and production recommendations. It also profiles of a...
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Kansas Organic Certification Cost-Share Progamota
Organic producers and handlers in Kansas are eligible to apply for reimbursement of organic certification costs.
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Low-Interest Loans for Minnesota Organic and Sustainable Farmersota
This brief article describes the program and has contact information.
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Michigan Cost Share Application for Organic Handlers/Producersota
Both organic handlers and producers can apply for reimbursement for organic certification costs.
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Missouri Offers Organic Certification Reimbursement in 2007ota
Missouri announces limited funds are available for reimbursing producers and handlers for the cost of organic certification. The department of...
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OFRF Organic Farming Research Fundingota
OFRF funds research on organic farming, ranching, and food systems and the dissemination of the results to the greater agricultural community. They...
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Texas Organic Certification Cost Share Reimbursementsota
Texas offers cost share reimbursements to organic producers and processors for a portion of the cost of organic certification.
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Growing U.S. Organic Agriculture: Accessing the 2008 Farm Billfee
Register today for the "Growing U.S. Organic Agriculture: Accessing the 2008 Farm Bill." OTA and the Organic Agriculture and Products Education...
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Grant Writing Help for Farmers
Dozens of articles providing information and advice on writing successful grants--particularly for the SARE on-farm research grants, but with broad...
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Listings of Funding Opportunties
ATTRA provides a list of funding opportunities from federal, state, and local grant programs to regional funding sources and private funders of...
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Missouri Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Missouri has been approved for reimbursing up to $500 of organic certification costs incurred through September of 2007 for individual producers...
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NOP Cost Share Program Questions & Answers
This brief site on the cost share program for reimbursements of the costs of certification tells which states participate in the program, links to...
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Capital Improvement Grants to Farms Serving Chicago Area
The Frontera Farmer Foundation gives grants of up to $12,000 to small and medium sized, individually owned farmers serving the Chicago area. Though...
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Conservation Security Progarm Financial Assistance
This program, administered by NRCS in all 50 states, provides financial and technical assistance to promote conservation practices on private...
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EQIP Conservation Payments & Cost Shares
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers farmers financial and technical help to assist them in implementing conservation...
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EQIP Funding Helps Family with Switch to Organic Farming
Profile of a Nebraska farm family that knew it needed to step over to "the other side of agriculture." The federal incentive program gave them the...
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Farmer's Guide to Agricultural Credit
The Guide is aimed at helping farmers get ready to ask a lender for the financing needed in new and innovative ventures.
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Federal Resources for Sustainable Farming and Ranching
This publication offers an overview of the major federal conservation programs that provide resources for farmers and ranchers to enhance and...
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Illinois Cost Share Program for Producers & Handlers
Illinois organic producers and processors can apply for reimbursement for a portion of their organic certification costs.
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Indiana Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) to provide a...
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Minnesota Organic Certification Cost Share Program Application Form
Organic farmers and organic handlers (food processors, distributors and retailers) who become organic certified are eligible for payments through...
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New York State Funding for Organic Certification
Purpose : reimburse producers and handlers for a portion of their annual organic certification renewal costs (program administered by NY Ag &...
NOFA-VT Energy Loan Fund for Organic Dairy Farmers in Vermont
In 2007 funded through Chittenden Bank, NOFA Vermont, in conjunction with its Technical Assistance Program for dairy farmers, established a new...
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Organic Transition Cost Share Assistance
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides cost share funds to producers who voluntarily incorporate conservation into their farming...
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Prince Edward Island Producer and Processor Funding Opportunity
All Prince Edward Island farmers, grower alliances, producer groups, and/or processors who are currently certified organic or intending to...
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SARE Farm Grants
SARE offers producer grants typically between $1,000 and $15,000 for research, marketing and demonstration projects. They also fund on-farm...
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Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)-Calls for Proposals
Southern SARE has issued a call for proposals from farmers, ranchers, producer organizations, and non-governmental organizations in the U.S....
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VACC's (Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation) Organic Transition Program
Market demand for organic dairy products is increasing steadily. However, the costs associated with the transition to organic dairy production can...
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Value-Added Producer Grants
Producers can apply for grants for planning activities and for working capital for marketing value-added agricultural products, including organic,...
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Whole Foods Producer Low-Interest Loan Program
Independent, small, local producers can apply for low-interest loans of $1,000 to $50,000 for expansion of production or for new infrastructure;...
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