Grants and Programs


A Year in Review: Wins and Reflections for Sustainable Agriculture in 2021

December 23, 2021

As this unpredictable year comes to a close and we look to the future, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition takes a look back at our coalition’s hard-fought wins towards building a more sustainable, equitable food and farm system in 2021.

Over $50 Million Awarded to Train Next-Generation Farmers and Ranchers

December 7, 2021

With additional funding from recent legislation to address the impacts of the pandemic, new projects to train and educate beginning farmers and ranchers are underway.

$20 Million Now Available for Organic Transition and Certification Cost-Share

November 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide $20 million in pandemic assistance to cover certification, education, and other expenses for agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.

ELECT COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO INFLUENCE FARM POLICY AT LOCAL LEVEL

November 8, 2021

FSA County Committee elections and Urban County Committee elections are underway in certain counties. Submit your ballot by December 6th.

From Supply Chains to Regenerative Agricultural Practices, NIFA Awards Over $146 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Systems Research

October 28, 2021

This year, fifteen projects were awarded grants to address a range of agricultural issues including groundwater use, decreasing food waste in the food supply chain, regenerative practices, and algal feed additives for dairy cows.

$12 Million in Grants Available to Support Farm to School Projects

October 26, 2021

October is National Farm to School Month! USDA just announced the opening of the fiscal year 2022 Farm to School (F2S) Grant Program request for applications (RFA) and the availability of $12 million for grants. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2022.

SARE Roundup: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Opportunities

October 21, 2021

This is the latest in a series of periodic blog posts on the happenings in each of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) regions, focusing on project solicitations and grant award announcements.

COVID Relief Funding NOW Available for Farmers Markets, Processors and Underserved Farmers

October 6, 2021

With farmers pulling long hours at the height of harvest season, and cases of the coronavirus skyrocketing across the country, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now providing additional funding to help many in our food and farm supply chains who were left out of previous aid programs. As of October 6, USDA […]

Cover Crops and CAFOs: EQIP in FY 2019 and FY 2020

October 6, 2021

In this blog post, we analyze how EQIP financial assistance was utilized in FY 2019 and FY 2020 through the EQIP general pool.

Farmers Need Our Help Tackling Climate Change

September 30, 2021

On-farm conservation is a vital part of ensuring a thriving rural landscape. Organic farmer, Paul Mugge a member of Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), has been experimenting with ecological approaches to agriculture for many years.

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