Minnesota Land Easement Funding – Until October 1
Cathee Pullman, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Minnesota, announces that farmers interested in Easement Funding need to apply for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) by October 1, 2016. Click on the “Easement” link above if you are interested in learning more about “easements” to protect water and agricultural land from non-ag uses. […]
MN EQIP Sign-up by August 19th
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign-up early for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. Farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by August 19, 2016, for funding in 2017. EQIP is a voluntary program that provides […]
Minnesota Value Added Grant Program
This program supports Minnesota agricultural producers and processors in expanding markets for Minnesota products. Two categories of grants will be awarded: business planning, feasibility study, marketing, and succession planning; and equipment purchases or physical improvements. Applications that have a meat processing, Farm to School component or are addressing a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) or similar type of food safety plan will receive priority.