USDA Funding Announcements

Learn about the latest USDA funding opportunities for sustainable food and farming programs important to the Northeast!

Jan 19, 2017

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced $26 million to fund local and regional food systems projects through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP). Applications due March 27, 2017.

Jan 18, 2017

The newly reinvented Conservation Stewardship Program sign up period is now open. Farmers must sign up by February 3rd to be considered for the 2017 funding cycle.

Sep 20, 2016

Apply for funding for your farm to school programs! Deadline December 8, 2016.

Jun 27, 2016

The USDA's Section 2501 Program is the agency's only farm bill program dedicated to addressing the needs of family farmers and ranchers of color. Applications are due July 29.

May 16, 2016

RMA announced $8.7 million in cooperative agreements funds for projects that improve underserved farmers' access to risk management tools.

May 09, 2016

Thanks to new federal rules, farmers serving local and regional markets will have more options to finance the storage facilities and equipment they need for a successful operation.

May 06, 2016

Organic farmers, ranchers, and handlers — get reimbursed for your certification costs.

Apr 15, 2016

The USDA has $4.7 million in funding for food safety training, outreach, and technical assistance programs.

Apr 11, 2016

The USDA has $44 million in funding available to help farmers grow their businesses through value-added production.