The USDA NRCS Internship Program is for high school seniors or current college students and offers paid opportunities for those interested in obtaining a career in Federal service.Read More
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019.Read More
One Tree Planted is providing funding to purchase oak tree seedlings for private landowners in North Georgia. The sign-up period ends on September 20.Read More
Sign-up opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.
MFP payments will be made to producers of certain non-specialty and specialty crops as well as dairy and hog producers.Read More
Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes to other loans, such as microloans and emergency loans.Read More
In July and August, UGA Extension Gwinnett will host the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program, a series of educational classes on good business practices and vegetable production for new and beginning farmers. Registration deadlines are approaching.Read More
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Georgia fresh market sweet corn and pepper growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is July 31. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the July 31 sales closing date to do so.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.Read More
AgSouth announces four upcoming AGAware workshops offering financial training to young, beginning, and small farmers in Georgia and South Carolina. The classes are all free with lunch provided. The workshop attendees will receive FSA direct borrower certification.Read More