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USDA Webinar: Local Food Financing and Cooperative Business Models

Need capital? Where do you turn? There are many sources for financing food enterprises and cooperatives, including grants, loans, investors, and member equity. In this webinar, you’ll hear from food systems and cooperative development experts on various financing options available, … Continue reading

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FMPP and LFPP Grants Accepting Applications through May 12

This week, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced that the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) are now accepting proposals through May 12, 2016. Approximately $13 million is available for each of these programs, … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Grants to Enable More Farmers Markets to Serve Low-Income Families

SNAP Recipients Can Now Purchase Fresh Fruit, Vegetables at More Than 6,200 Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farms May 5, 2015 – Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced the availability of up to $3.3 million in … Continue reading

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