WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Earlier this year, Secretary Vilsack announced plans to use available pandemic assistance funds to address a number of gaps and disparities in previous rounds of aid.
A newly released Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) study of U.S. Senate legislation calling for changes to the Capital Gains and Estate Tax would take a heavy toll on family farms.
First Investment of the New ‘Build Back Better’ Initiative Will Serve as a Bridge from Pandemic Assistance to Food System Transformation
Every farmer knows what it’s like to see a storm on the horizon with acres of crop to harvest before it hits. They also know the time-robbing impacts of breakdowns. Finding help quickly can be hard.
An ag economist is calling the Growing Climate Solutions Act a set of ‘rules for the road’ when it comes to carbon markets.
Many small and beginning farmers are unsure of how to fund their farm, which loan and grant programs apply to them, and where to go when they don’t qualify for traditional loans. Many innovative funding strategies, like mutual aid, were developed by Black and Brown communities.
Vegetable farmers face many challenges. In 2017 and 2018, excessive rain rotted the last few pickings of melons, watermelons, peppers, and tomatoes.