grants

Grants available for Michigan specialty groups

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has released a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Marketing Service. The grant funding is contingent on the availability... more »

$9.4M awarded to pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made... more »

Michigan value-added grant proposals due Nov. 17

The Value-Added Grant Program is accepting abstract grant proposals until 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Nov. 17, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). Proposals received after 3 p.m. will not... more »

Funding available for farmers across New York state

Funding is available to assist new and early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. Now in its third year, the program builds upon the success of 2015 when more than $743,000... more »

Michigan recipients of USDA specialty crop grants named

Michigan recipients of the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program have been named by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). “Each of these projects will help enhance of the growth of Michigan’s... more »

$250,000 in grants available to address pest issues in West

The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is making about $250,000 in grant funding available to individuals and organizations developing IPM resources. The request for applications was posted on the center’s website at www.westernipm.org. Proposals will... more »

USDA awards $21.4M for Extension, organic research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details of 26 grants that will help organic farmers and ranchers improve business operations and bring more organic food to the... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission establishes mini-grants

Mini-grants are a new effort by the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission (MTFC) to ensure a fast response to pressing issues facing the tree fruit industry. Adopted by the MTFC board on Aug. 17, the mini-grant... more »

New York awards $18 million to increase ag production

New York state has awarded $18 million of awards of the Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. The program helps farmers and agribusinesses expand and improve their operations, while promoting the responsible use and protection... more »

SCDA launches website to assist in Farm Aid applications

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has launched a new tool on the SCDA website to help farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flooding apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants.... more »


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