Guide to federal funding for sustainable agriculture published

Posted: December 2, 2014

Federal programs can be a helping hand for people who want to develop innovative, sustainable, enterprises in agriculture and forestry. A newly updated publication, "Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities" is a one-stop guide to find the details about sustainable agriculture, forestry, entrepreneurship, conservation, food systems, and community development funding programs and how to apply for them.

The 118-page guide is available for download here.

The programs detailed in the publication cover a variety of areas:

  • Natural Resources Conservation and Management
  • Sustainable Ranching and Farming Practices
  • Value Added and Marketing Innovations
  • Nutrition and Consumer Food Access
  • Economic Development for Farms, Small Businesses, and Communities
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

The guide was published in October 2014 by the USDA in collaboration with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

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