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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.
Farm Viability and Development in MIMembers only Login
This is report 4 of 5 of the Michigan Good Food Work Group Report Series and was developed with leadership from the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University, the Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Food...
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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