Other Programs

National Programs


USDA Farm Service Agency: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs as through a network of federal, state and county offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of the agricultural industry and to help farmers adjust production to meet demand.


USDA Rural Development: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

Rural Development helps rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs and works to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy.


USDA Risk Management Agency http://www.rma.usda.gov/

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) operates and manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). RMA, through FCIC, provides crop insurance to American farmers and ranchers. Private-sector insurance companies sell and service the policies. RMA develops and/or approves the premium rate, administers premium and expense subsidies, approves and supports products, and reinsures the companies. RMA also sponsors educational and outreach programs and seminars on the general topic of risk management. 


Agriculture Marketing and Resource Center: http://www.agmrc.org/

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture.


Agriculture Network Information Center: http://www.agnic.org/

The Agriculture Network Information Center is a voluntary alliance and partnership of nearly 60 member institutions and organizations working to offer quick and reliable access to quality agricultural information and sources.


American Farmland Trust: http://www.farmland.org/

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting our nation’s strategic agricultural resources.


Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/

The Leopold Center is a research and education center with statewide programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources.


Local Harvest: http://www.localharvest.org/

LocalHarvest maintains a definitive and reliable “living” public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.


Sustainable Table: http://www.sustainabletable.org/

Sustainable Table was created in 2003 by the nonprofit organization GRACE to help consumers understand the problems with our food supply and offer viable solutions and alternatives. Rather than be overwhelmed by the problems created by our industrial agricultural system, Sustainable Table celebrates the joy of food and eating.