ENFIELD, Conn. — Running a farm, forest products or commercial fishing operation in the Northeast can be challenging. However, there are a number of organizations, including government agencies and nonprofits, among others, who offer resources to help.
While there are many programs available, simply finding what’s out there can be a challenge. That’s why Farm Credit East has compiled a guide of available funding in the Northeast states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. This Farm Credit East report lists grant programs, tax incentives and other assistance from various funding sources available to agricultural producers and other entities involved in agriculture or related industries.
The report begins with a list of federal and regional grants and incentives. Many of these are from the United States Department of Agriculture. They include programs for beginning farmers; rural businesses and cooperatives; conservation; energy efficiency; organic farmers; research, education and promotion; and more.
There is also a section for state-specific programs and incentives. In this year’s report, there are 34 additions to the over 130 programs listed, many of which are related to forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and rural businesses.
Because grant programs change continuously, this report is not a comprehensive list of all programs available in the region. However, we completed extensive research to provide as many as possible, as of July 2020. We hope that you find it to be a useful resource. Access the full report at FarmCreditEast.com/Reports and be sure to check out Farm Credit East programs such as FarmStart, GenerationNext and Grant Writing services.
FARM CREDIT EAST INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS – JULY 2020
Over the last four months, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the outlook for Northeast producers. The extent and duration of the COVID-19 shutdowns and economic disruption will continue to have a major impact on each industry outlook.
These snapshots, which are updated quarterly, are designed to quickly provide readers with current information on conditions in various industry segments. Industries included are dairy, fruit, vegetables, cash field crops, greenhouse and nursery, livestock, timber and fishing, as well as the national economic outlook.FarmCreditEast.com’s Industry Snapshots provide the latest business and market intelligence from our industry experts on a variety of natural resource-based industries, including agricultural sectors, commercial fishing and forest products.
Visit FarmCreditEast.com/Snaphots to read the full summaries for each industry sector.
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