Conservation Reserve Program

Defining the Conservation Reserve Program Conservation Reserve Program or CRP encourages farmers to transform and maintain a healthy planting field. The short term incentive is a yearly rental payment. As mentioned by the USDA in the article they wrote titled Conservation Reserve Program: The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover … Continue reading Conservation Reserve Program

FSA to Pay 75% of Cost of Organic Certification

Press release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week indicates that as of 3/20/2017 organic producers can apply with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for funds to cover up to 75% of the cost of organic certification. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini stated, "This will provide a more uniform, streamlined process nationwide. It … Continue reading FSA to Pay 75% of Cost of Organic Certification

USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance

USDA Prepares for Hurricane Matthew As the USDA prepares for Hurricane Matthew, their Office of Communications has issued a reminder of their disaster assistance programs. The USDA has programs and offices to assist with property and shelter, food safety and food assistance, crop and livestock loss, and community recovery. Whether it is due to hurricanes, … Continue reading USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance