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Opportunities for Farmers and Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers selling into local and regional food systems have unique needs - from seeds and breeds and production systems to on-farm risk management and food safety activities. USDA has a variety of tools to help food producers grow and raise products for local and regional markets. Below, you will find resources to assist with all aspects of local food production, including resources to get started as a new farmer.

Find out options for USDA Funding

Start to Farm:

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