Grants for Farms

Federal – Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG)

Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) - provides 50% matching grants to farmers for planning or working capital purposes to implement value-added ventures. The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter value-added activities to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. You may receive priority if you are: Beginning farmer or rancher. Socially-disadvantaged…

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USDA’s Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

USDA’s Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers page provides info on federal grants and loans available for smaller producers.

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Overview of Farm Bill Programs & Grants

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has produced an overview of Farm Bill programs and grant opportunities.

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Rodale Institute’s guide to funding organic farms

The Rodale Institute offers information on a wide range of grants to directly support certified organic farms and farmers transitioning to organic. The Institute also offers micro-grants for small-scale BIPOC farmers.

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Federal – Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)

USDA program to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Available to state agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; private organizations; and individuals. The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic…

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Local – Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)

Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) — Range of grants available for research on farms including Farmer Rancher Grants and Professional and Producer Grants to conduct research and educational outreach

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Federal – Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  General CRP, Continuous CRP (which includes State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), Farmable Wetlands Program)

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State – Organic Cost-Share Reimbursement Program

The Organic Cost-Share Reimbursement Program administered by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) helps cover costs related to attaining or maintaining USDA Organic certification. Eligible operations are reimbursed up to 75% of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $750 per year.

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