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USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
Financing Resilient AgricultureMembers only Login
There are several existing agricultural lender initiatives that can inform the development of lending programs or products for resilient agriculture. This report derives five key lessons from these initiatives, including the need to understand the...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
Growing Investments in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Tony Logan, State Director of Ohio Rural Development for the USDA, explains the importance of local and regionalized food systems, in addition to different finance mechanisms through the USDA that benefit local and regional stakeholders.
Financing Your Business in OregonMembers only Login
This guide was developed by USDA Rural Development for existing and prospective rural business owners to identify and explain the many government programs and resources available in Oregon to help plan, develop and finance a business.
USDA - Your Guide to FSA Farm LoansMembers only Login
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) published this guide for people who need financial assistance starting, expanding, or maintaining a farm or ranch. FSA provides information on loan programs, requirements, and application process as well as links to...
USDA FSA Microloans Fact SheetMembers only Login
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm Service Agency created this fact sheet to help beginning, niche and family farm operations understand the Microloan (ML) program. The fact sheet provides information on program overview, eligible uses, application...
USDA Rural Development Overview
This presentation gives a summary of the wide variety of programs USDA Rural Development operates to encourage economic development.
USDA Rural DevelopmentMembers only Login
Judy Canales of USDA Rural Development gives an overview of their economic and community development programs in this presentation, including many direct lending and loan guarantee programs.
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. USDA Rural Development's financial programs support public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health...
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