Grants and Programs


Value-Added Producer Grant Webinar This Week

May 2, 2016

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is partnering with USDA to provide a free webinar for prospective applicants to the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program on May 6th at 2 p.m. EST.

Boosting Community Development through Value-Added Products in Fulton, MO

April 28, 2016

When farmers and entrepreneurs take raw agricultural products like vegetables, grains, or dairy and transform them into goods like sauces and bread, they increase their bottom line because of the higher prices they can demand and they also contribute to community and rural economic development by creating new jobs in processing, marketing, or retail. The […]

SARE Stories From the Field: Breeding Seeds of Success

April 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) projects. Our last SARE: Stories from the field blog featured a Kansas project which used SARE funds to help farmers quantify the financial risks of adopting cover crops. In agriculture, it all starts with seeds. And when […]

Upcoming DEADLINES for Federal Food and Farm Grant Programs

April 22, 2016

As warmer weather settles in, farmers are busy planting crops, livestock are grazing on pasture, and farmers markets across the country are once again full of shoppers. All of this activity means spring is finally here – it also means that deadlines for a variety of federal farm and food grant programs are fast approaching! […]

SARE Stories from the Field: Cover Crops Yield Financial Benefits in Kansas

April 21, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) projects. Our last SARE: Stories from the field blog featured an Oregon State University project, which used SARE funds to quantify the nitrogen benefits of cover crops. The Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program is […]

$5 Million Available for Farmer Food Safety Training Projects

April 18, 2016

Following recently finalized federal food safety requirements for produce farmers and food processors, there

NSAC Guide Helps Farmers Navigate Value-Added Grant Application

April 14, 2016

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released an updated version of its annual Farmers’ Guide to Applying for the Value-Added Producer Grant

RELEASE: New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Producers Apply for Value Added Producer Grants

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wes King, 202-547-5754 WKing@sustainableagriculture.net   New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Producers Apply for Value Added Producer Grants The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published this free resource annually since 2012 Washington, DC, April 13, 2016 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announced the publication of their annual Farmers’ Guide to […]

USDA Announces $44 million Available for Value-Added Agriculture

April 8, 2016

Whether helping farmers turn organic grains into shelf-ready items or providing capital for the creation of

RELEASE: Funding Available through Value-Added Producer Grant Program

April 8, 2016

For farmers, adding value to their products means adding revenue to their businesses, which also means more jobs

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