January 22, 2010
By Jess Daniel, NSAC
Introducing… an updated “quick-guide” to federal programs and grants for farmers, ranchers, food entrepreneurs, and the researchers, educators and community groups who serve them.
This chart is a one-stop shop for links to the relevant USDA program websites (where they exist), brief descriptions of programs, and important dates and deadlines.
At our recent winter meeting in Santa Fe, member groups and staff kicked off the discussion of NSAC’s strategy going into the 2012 Farm Bill. While legislative efforts make up a large part of NSAC’s work, we also recognize the importance of making sure that programs we fight for are funded, implemented, and ultimately used by the farmers, ranchers, and other producers who we ultimately serve.
New Mexico ranchers share their experiences in a farmer listening session at the recent NSAC Winter Meeting in Santa Fe.
We hope this chart is a small contribution towards this end. It will continue to be updated as RFAs are announced.Take a look.