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Find a Farmers Market Near You!

Use the National Farmers Market Directory to find a farmers market in your area and learn how close you are to local food and products!

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Farm Service Agency Loans Guidebook

The National Young Farmers Coalition has published a guidebook to help young farmers and ranchers navigate the credit options offered by the Farm Service Agency. 

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USDA's Value Added Producer Grant Program

USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides grants to help farmers and ranchers add greater value for agricultural commodities. An ERS study finds that VAPGs enable recipient businesses to increase the probability of survival and provide more jobs than businesses having similar observable characteristics and employment growth histories that did not receive grants.

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May 08, 2018
Access to readily available financial capital is a key to success for small businesses. USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) administers several grant and loan programs to support businesses in rural areas. The Value-Added Producer G...

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