The US Department of Agriculture’s farm programs are administered on the local level through county-based Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The FSA provides and administers farm loans, crop insurance, and disaster assistance compensation. You must register your farm with the FSA to be eligible for any of these programs.
July 25, 2011 – Last week I traveled to Bladen county to document farmer Harold Wright’s grant project– a pastured poultry production expansion. I was amazed at how sandy the […]
Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund, in the field I always enjoy my visits to Rockingham County and Tuesday was no exception. My afternoon began by meeting with the Triad Fruit Growers, […]
Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund, in the field This Saturday morning, I got the chance for a fun-filled site visit at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market. This farmers’ market located near the […]
The Agricultural Justice Project proudly announces the awarding of certificates to representatives of four organic certification agencies and four farm worker organizations who successfully completed a 3-day training on the […]
Event contact: Sam Groce, 919-542-8202 July 19, 2011 6:30-8:30 pm Agriculture Building Auditorium, Pittsboro, NC With the arrival of natural gas leases in Chatham County, landowners should acquaint themselves with […]
When I began documenting the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund projects of innovative farmers for RAFI-USA this fall, I knew I wanted to take portraits of the farmers’ hands. Hands- just […]
This month’s National Geographic features an article, titled Food Ark, about rapid loss of crop diversity worldwide. The article dips into the myriad reasons why loss of diversity is happening, […]