Welcome to the FarmRaise blog! Here you can read our latest findings about the farm funding landscape. We’ll break down different farm funding sources: farm grants, farm loans, and non-traditional sources like impact capital and ecosystem service payments. We’ll include tips and tricks so that you can get started on your farm funding journey on the right foot!
We sit down with Donna Pearson McLish of Common Ground in Kansas to talk about her experiences writing grants. Common Ground was just awarded an inaugural urban agriculture grant from the USDA.
Researchers claim that conservation practices can increase farm profitability by nearly 80%. So why aren't all farmers investing in their natural resources?
Updating inventory records or capturing farm receipts may be the last thing you want to do at the end of an exhausting day, but these admin rituals can go a long way in helping you chart a path toward farm profitability.
At FarmRaise, we’ve mapped over 40 federal grant and cost-share programs to make it easier for you to understand what you’re eligible for and how to apply. Our research has uncovered 5 key considerations you’ll want to be aware of as you navigate this landscape.
As climatic trends shift, farmers experience volatile growing seasons, unreliable crop yields, and uncertain annual income. More farmers seek a reliable source of income to supplement what they may lose any given year. To meet this need, many farmers are dedicating portions of their land to a new crop with more predictable returns: solar arrays.
Through increased funding and access, Black and other underrepresented populations in agriculture will be better poised to grow their operations, increase their profitability, and invest in climate-friendly practices.