RESOURCES

Financial Resources/Information

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
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The Federation of Southern Cooperatives in partnership with Soul Fire Farm proudly launched the Braiding Seeds Fellowship application on March 1st, 2022.

TIMELINE:
  • 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

USDA Encourages Producers to Enroll Grasslands into Working Land Conservation

 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.

EVENTS

 

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.

Rural Innovation Grant applications due April 19

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.