Category Archives: Resources for Beginning Farmers

Federal Coronavirus Assistance Program (CFAP2) Expands to More Crops

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) began taking applications for CFAP2 on Monday, September 21. The program will end on December 11, 2020. Close to $14 billion dollars has been made available to fund this effort. The program has expanded to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Birch Rise Farm

By Suzy Hodgson “I was surprised that I could raise animals especially pigs and not feel terrified.  I’d grown up outside of Detroit so this experience was way outside my comfort zone,” says Kate Osgood, co-owner of Birch Rise Farm … Continue reading

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Gender Differences in Farmer Perspectives on Viability and Impacts of Regulation

Women farmers reported significantly less confidence in their ability to make a living farming than their male counterparts By Melissa Pasanen & Beth Holtzman A recent UVM study on the impacts of regulation and agricultural policy on farmers revealed that … Continue reading

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