Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

This collection of current programs and policies breaks down who is eligible, success stories, application information, resources, and history. Originally released in 2014, the guide is continuously updated to ensure farmers, advocates, entrepreneurs, researchers, and rural and urban community groups have the resources they need to build a more sustainable ag system. The Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs seeks to support farmers in navigating federal programs around the following topic areas:

  • Beginning & Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Conservation & Environment
  • Credit & Crop Insurance
  • Food Safety
  • Healthy Food Access
  • Local & Regional Food Systems
  • Organic Production
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rural Development
  • Sustainable & Organic Research

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition also features a reference sheet of programs discussed, glossary and acronyms, and additional resources.

Access the guide here. Learn more about the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition here.

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