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Search Results: Agriculture Finance
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Access to Capital Strategies for AgricultureMembers only Login
Tim Crosby explores the most innovative and effective access to capital tools used for agriculture-based business, including loan funds and federal and state programs.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA): The Year AheadMembers only Login
In Dr. Barbara Glenn's presentation she discusses NASDA's policy priorities, farm bill priorities, opportunities and challenging areas.
The Rural CenterMembers only Login
Barry Ryan discusses what The Rural Center is doing to support rural economic development in North Carolina.
Investing in Growing Opportunities Throughout KentuckyMembers only Login
Bill McCloskey from the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy discusses growing investment opportunities around Kentucky.
Agricultural Economic Development in PennsylvaniaMembers only Login
Gary Smith covers the importance of connecting farmers to business resources, training and financing in order to grow business and promote smart agricultural economic development.
A Look at Financing First Time Farmers in IowaMembers only Login
Tammy Nebola from the Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority discusses farming in Iowa and what it takes to finance first time farmers around the state.
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food Investments to Transform CommunitiesMembers only Login
Debra Tropp from the USDA introduces a new publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and USDA entitled Harvesting Opportunities: The Power of Regional Food Systems Investments to...
Food Insight Group, Food to Institution in NCMembers only Login
Dr. Linden Thayer and Dr. Beth Hopping, Co-Founders of Food Insight Group, share their perspective on Food to Institution in North Carolina.
Innovative Programs that are Helpful for Beginning FarmersMembers only Login
Stephen McHenry with MARBIDCO covers programs and opportunities for beginning farmers in Maryland.
New State Agriculture Financing Programs and Changes in MinnesotaMembers only Login
New state agriculture programs in Minnesota support first time farmers around the state. Ryan Roles with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rural Finance Authority gives an overview of new programs and changes to the state's agriculture...
Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), a Resource for New FarmersMembers only Login
Andy Wood gives an overview of what the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation is doing to support farmers struggling to obtain financing in Vermont.
The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform CommunitiesMembers only Login
This new publication, entitled "Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities", from the Federal Reserve is designed to highlight the prospects available in the regional food systems sector, advance...
State and Federal Development Finance Programs-USDAMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
Financing Programs to Support Rural Development- USDAMembers only Login
Urban communities like Atlanta and Savannah are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Georgia is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique...
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory, produced by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, provides an overview of various sources of financing that may be available to food hubs and other food-related businesses. This directory is a partial...
Rural Development Financing Programs- Texas Department of AgricultureMembers only Login
Urban communities like Austin and Dallas are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Texas is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique development...
FINE Farm to College Report in New EnglandMembers only Login
This is a Farm to Institution New England report that highlights the data collected from college dining operators in the region. This is the second report in their new series designed to help food system stakeholders understand the impact of...
MN Gov. Mark Dayton Signs Bipartisan $35M Rural Finance Authority BillMembers only Login
Delivering needed assistance to Minnesota's 74,000 farmers, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the bipartisan $35 million Rural Finance Authority Legislation (H.F. 14) into law. The new funding will allow the Authority to continue offering eligible...
NextGen Agribusiness Economic Development StrategyMembers only Login
The intention of this NWC NextGen Agribusiness Economic Development Strategy is to expand the NWC conversation beyond entertainment, competition, and education and into research and innovation.
USDA Food System Audio InterviewsMembers only Login
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan looks back at the start of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and discusses building local food systems into the USDA culture. David Deloach, owner of Freshfields, talks about operating locally grown...
Administration Transition Paper: Unlocking Development Finance Capital in the United States to Create Jobs & Increase Private Investment
With the 2016 Presidential election finalized, the development finance industry is excited to move forward with recommendations and innovative strategies for unlocking access to capital. The ideas offered in this transition paper provide a roadmap...
MA Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
We all eat, and therefore we are all important participants in the food system. The choices we make about the food we buy and where we buy it drive production, influence markets, support economies close to Introduction 18 || Massachusetts Local Food...
New Markets, New Opportunities: Strengthening Local Food Systems and Organic AgricultureMembers only Login
The significant and transformative investments USDA has made in rural America since 2009 have strengthened our nation’s economy, our small towns and our rural communities. Today, two-thirds of rural counties have demonstrated job growth and...
Healthy Food Financing Initiative 2016Members only Login
HFFI provides one-time grants and loans to projects like grocery stores, farmers markets, food hubs, co-ops and other food access businesses in urban or rural areas of need, many of whom face barriers in accessing traditional loans and resources....
Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. CitiesMembers only Login
This Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report documents some of the innovative ways that local leaders are combating a broken food system. UCS highlights five urban communities that demonstrate the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of policy...
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
James Barham, Rural Business-Cooperative Service - USDA Rural Development, covers the role of USDA and Rural Development, stages of business development and capital stacking, financing food enterprises example, and USDA resources to support local...
Financing Solutions for Rural Food and Agricultural Systems: Aggie BondsMembers only Login
Tammy Nebola from Iowa Finance Authority covers Beginning Farmer Loan “Aggie Bond” Program from the perspective of the most active issuer of the bonds.
Rural Development's Financial Toolkit
Vince Paumier presents at NCSAFP Annual Conference on USDA Rural Development Toolkit
Pastured Providence Farmstead
Paul Dorrance presents on the Pastured Providence Farmstead at the 2016 NCOSAFP Annual Conference.
Ohio Farm Bureau-Finance Challenges for First-Time Farmers
Brandon Kern from the Ohio Farm Bureau presents on Finance Challenges for First-Time Farmers,
State & Federal Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Ryan Roles (Rural Finance Authority) discusses the Rural Finance Authority Loan Programs that are available.
State & Federal Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Richard Gruenes (Minnesota Department of Agriculture) discusses the AgBMP Loan Program.
The Economics of Local Food Systems
This Toolkit reflects the intention of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to expand its current role as a technical assistance provider to food system practitioners, economic developers, and community stakeholdersThis Toolkit is designed to...
Update to the RI Food Assessment: 2011-2016 and BeyondMembers only Login
This assessment from RI Food Policy Council describes the then-current capacity of RI’s food system, identified priorities for the RI FPC and other stakeholders working to increase community food security, described the gaps in the state’s food...
Local Food Supply Chain Initiative in Southwestern PennsylvaniaMembers only Login
This report by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission looks at research on the supply chain in southwestern PA and suggests potential fixes to some of the issues that have arisen.
The 25% Shift: The Benefits of Food Localization for Northeast Ohio & How to Realize ThemMembers only Login
The following study analyzes the impact of the 16-county Northeast Ohio (NEO) region moving a quarter of the way toward fully meeting local demand for food with local production. It suggests that this 25% shift could create 27,664 new jobs,...
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