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Guidbook to Navigate USDA Credit Options

Guidbook to Navigate USDA Credit Options The National Young Farmers Coalition has published a guidebook to help young farmers and ranchers navigate the credit options offered by the USDA Farm Service Agency. Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal...

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NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance – DEADLINE this Friday

NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance - DEADLINE this Friday NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance to Producers to Address Soil and Water Resource Concerns NASHVILLE, December 15, 2017 – The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee, recently announced $1.2 million...

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Submit Comments on Changes to Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rules

Comments on Changes to Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rules USDA has announced its intention to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. This rule amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding...

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STUDY: Agrobiodiversity Investments Is A Triple Win

STUDY: Agrobiodiversity Investments as Triple Win for Health, Environment and Food System Sustainability ROME, ITALY (26 September 2017) – The first comprehensive scientific analysis of how agrobiodiversity can make our vulnerable food system more resilient, sustainable and nutritious has been carried out by leading agrobiodiversity research...

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New Certification for Bee-Friendly Farms

[caption id="attachment_144543" align="alignright" width="300"] Click image to watch video[/caption]New USDA Certification for Bee-Friendly Farms WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – A new certification program enables agricultural producers to let consumers know they are farming in ways that benefit bees. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department...

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Federal Loans Increase Access to Farmland

"Access to affordable farmland is one of the most significant challenges that new and aspiring farmers face when looking to start a career in agriculture. Whether trying to find land in California’s Central Valley or New York’s Hudson Valley, land access can often be...

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USDA-NRCS Extends Signup for Organic Initiative

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist John Rissler reminds producers that Tennessee has $170,000 in funds available for certified organic farmers or those transitioning to organic agriculture.  link..  ...

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