Transportation & Marketing Program

National Study of Commercial Farming in Urban Areas (Summary) September 2019

Under a cooperative agreement between USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the Cornell University’s Small Farm Program, Dr. Anu Rangarajan and Molly Riordan researched whether urban agriculture (UA) can be commercially viable. They determined the ability, challenges and circumstances required for urban agriculture to provide opportunities for economic gain and improve access to fresh foods in urban centers. Applicant Overview is the online portal used by federal grant-making agencies to post grant funding opportunities and have the public find and apply for grant opportunities. The goal of the presentation is to provide information on how to use the website to apply for AMS grant programs.

Topics in the presentation include how to register in Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), register in, search for grant opportunities and track a submitted application.

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Applicant Webinar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $23 million in grants to support the development, coordination and expansion of local and regional food markets, enterprises and producer-to-consumer marketing.

This webinar is to help farmers, producer’s groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements.

USDA Announces $2 Million in Grants Available to Support the Sheep Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $2 million in competitive grant funding is available for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP). This program supports USDA’s efforts to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States through the improvement of infrastructure, business, and resource development, and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.