Government/University Agriculture Links
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) www.usda.gov
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) www.fsa.usda.gov
USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) http://www.nass.usda.gov/
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service www.nrcs.usda.gov/
USDA Foreign Agriculture Service www.fas.usda.gov
USDA Risk Management Agency www.rma.usda.gov
USDA Rural Development Agency www.rurdev.usda.gov
USDA U.S. Forest Service www.fs.fed.us
Southern Region Risk Management Education Center http://srrme.tamu.edu
Digital Center for Risk Management Education www.agrisk.umn.edu
Alabama Forestry Commission www.forestry.state.al.us
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives in partnership with Soul Fire Farm proudly launched the Braiding Seeds Fellowship application on March 1st, 2022.
March 1st – 2022 Fellowship Application Period Opens
Informational Q&A with Selection Committee Partners
Registration coming soon!
May 1st – Applications Due, 11:59 PM EDT
June 15th – Decisions Announced
July 1st – 2022 Fellowship Start Date
The Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emphasizes support for grazing operations, plant and animal biodiversity, and grassland and land containing shrubs and forbs under the greatest threat of conversion. It is reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. Producers and landowners may enroll starting next week through May 13, 2022.
Throughout April: Stop Land Grabs Month of Action is outlined at this website, and the social media toolkit is found here. All are welcome to join any of the activities to help persuade TIAA to divest.
EPA Seeks Nominations for Farm, Ranch, Rural Advisory Committee
EPA established the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) in 2007 to provide independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agricultural and rural communities. Committee members include representatives from academia, agriculture and allied industries, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. The FRRCC's charge topics are issued by the EPA Administrator. More details are located in this document.
Following the submission of comments by NFFC, members, and allies to the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau (CFPB) and participation in a virtual consultation, the CFPB has announced a new initiative to address predatory and discriminatory lending practices in the agriculture sector at consumerfinance.gov.