Baker-Polito Administration Announces $15 Million in Support for the Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program

Building on investments to address food insecurity amongMassachusetts residents, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced it has made available $15 million in funding through a second round of its Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program. The funding will enable the Administration to continue to implement the recommendations of the Food Security Task Force, which was convened last year by...
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RMA makes improvements to Whole-Farm Revenue Protection

Organic and aquaculture producers can soon benefit from updates to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) plan. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is revising the plan of insurance to make it more flexible and accessible to producers beginning in crop year 2022. “These improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program will make it a better risk...
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Important Updates to Pandemic Assistance For “Sales Commodity” Producers

USDA made two important announcements on Aug. 24, 2021 for assistance to “sales commodity” producers under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). “Sales commodities” include fruits, vegetables, maple sap, honey, Christmas trees, shellfish and tobacco. Originally under CFAP2, the payments were based upon 2019 calendar year sales of eligible “sales commodity” crops. USDA announced an...
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Risk Management Programs for Aquaculture

Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) The deadline to purchase a NAP policy for your 2022 crop is Sept. 30, 2021! NAP can provide shellfish growers with catastrophic coverage for losses due to natural disasters to shellfish growers. NAP is sold and serviced by your local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). The basic catastrophic policy(CAT) provides coverage at 50 percent of the value ...
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