A farmer’s ability to receive assistance for disaster losses depends in large part on his or her ability to demonstrate the extent of those losses. This guide helps farmers understand how to document the impact of disasters on their farms and apply for assistance.
This week I find myself at the Drake Forum on America’s New Farmers. This great conversation is drawing people from across the US, as well as members of the current administration to engage in this conversation about how we can bring new farmers to the land. It is inspiring to hear Tom Vilsak, the USDA Agriculture Secretary, speak directly to the issues that many of us have worked on our whole careers.
Disaster Programs Discourage Organic and Natural Food Production Current disaster relief and crop insurance programs put organic and natural farmers at a serious disadvantage. Learn why, and what can be […]
Author: Scott Marlow Questions address in Marlows Farm Bill Tree publication: What ‘s included in the farm bill? Why? Where do commodity payments fit in? The Farm Bill Tree: Understanding […]
This reports outlines a strategy for sustaining income and jobs in rural communities through investment in existing farm businesses. The report documents the role that direct-investment in farmer innovation can play in assisting rural, farm enterprises to transition to more profitable, sustainable models.
Farmer and Lender Project: Strategies to Sustain Agriculture and Enhance Rural Development in North Carolina, December 2006. The Farmer and Lender Project report examines the barriers to agricultural finance in […]
Published May 2005. Written by Scott Marlow, this 30-page publication explains how field crop commodity programs work. As recent farm bills shift more toward conservation spending and other programs, the […]