The Carrot Project offer loans to small farms in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, especially those having difficulty obtaining credit and use or are moving toward organic/sustainable practices or serve local and regional markets.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) supports entrepreneurs in developing small farm businesses. ALBA creates economic opportunities while promoting organic farming and healthy local food systems.
"RMA, through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), provides crop insurance to American producers. Seventeen private-sector insurance companies sell and service the policies. RMA develops and/or approves the premium rate, administers premium and expense subsidies, approves and supports products, and reinsures the companies."
"The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for private and Tribal land to develop or improve high quality habitat that supports fish and wildlife populations of National, State, Tribal, and local significance.
“The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns by (1) undertaking additional conservation activities and (2) improving and maintaining existing conservation systems.
"The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides both loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy a
Farmer Veteran Coalition runs an in house small grants program called the Fellowship Fund. The purpose of the Fellowship Fund is to assist veterans beginning a career in food and farming through small grants for education or farming purposes.
"The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) continues to address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, as well as beginning and limited resource farmers and ranchers. It provides for voluntary participation, offers incentives, and focuses on equity in accessing U.S.
"The South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute is a newly organized place dedicated to assisting agriculture producers in South Dakota to become better business managers.