This designation qualifies the territory for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), which offers payments to eligible livestock producers and grazed forage crop acreage.
Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands farmers should apply by July 16 for 2021 Conservation Stewardship Program funding if he/she wants to earn payments to expand conservation activities on a farm or is an organic farmer who is transitioning to organic farming.
The bill expands participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Grant Program to preschools, after-school programs and summer food service sites, and increases annual mandatory funding.
Food Producer Network grants are used to fund extraordinary capital investments, such as in tractors, ice machines, walk-in freezers, irrigation systems, engines and other similar equipment or infrastructure.
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