Most farmers have heard of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP, for short. This is the USDA’s flagship cost-share program that pays for on-farm… Read More »Three Reasons Why Every Farmer Should Consider Cost-Share
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) often talks about special programs available to “historically underserved” farmers and ranchers. However, it’s not immediately clear what… Read More »Historically underserved producers – what does it mean?
Investing in soil health is good for the land, but do farmers get economic benefits, too? When my family transitioned our livestock operation to holistic… Read More »Is regenerative agriculture more profitable?
There are some exciting things brewing at the USDA with big implications for farm funding. Below we outline 4 things you should be aware of.… Read More »4 implications of the political environment for future USDA loan and grant funding
We’ve heard from so many producers in the FarmRaise community this month with the same question: can I still apply to the Value Added Producer… Read More »Farm grants: is it too late to apply for the VAPG?
Your farm produces the resources that fuel society, but how do you fuel your farm? Many farmers are interested in implementing energy efficiency or renewable… Read More »5 Considerations for On-Farm Energy Grants and Loans from USDA
How financially regenerative is your agricultural operation? When we talk regenerative agriculture, terms like “soil health”, “biodiversity”, and “nutrient management” take center-stage in the discussion.… Read More »The farmer’s finance playbook for regenerative agriculture