New Conservation Option for Organic Farms Unveiled
U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist in establishing up to 20,000 acres of new conservation buffers Washington, DC, February 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new conservation option for organic farmers–cost-share and land rental payments for field border buffers. Conservation buffers are an important conservation practice for all farms, but […]
USDA Program Helps Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers
Access to farmland remains one of the most difficult challenges that new farmers face when looking to start farming. Fortunately, since 2008, there has been a federal incentive program that encourages retiring landowners to sell or lease long term to new and underserved farmers.
Long term farming – Protect a crop for generations
Spring is almost here and just about every farmer is making decisions! Some decisions are short term – what will I plant this year? When will I plant this year? When will I cultivate? Where will I purchase my seeds from? Other decisions are long term – what will I follow this year’s planting with […]