How Can I Get Funding for Solar Panels on My Farm?

April 25, 2023
The emerging field of “agrivoltaics” is a new type of solar energy system that promotes both crop cultivation and energy production. See how to get solar panel funding for your operation.

Farm Side Hustles: Boost Your Ranch or Farm Income

April 13, 2023
Sometimes selling one crop just won’t cut it. Learn 12 ways to earn extra money and make your operation more profitable.

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund if You Got an EQIP Grant

April 3, 2023
Got an EQIP grant and wondering about what it means for your taxes? Before you submit your Schedule F tax form to the IRS, see how you might be able to save your farm some money by properly filing your EQIP grant this tax season.

What is the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) and How to Apply

March 8, 2023
If you’re ready to bring your farm products to market, check out this detailed application guide for VAPG grant for up to $250,000 in funding.

Ultimate Farm Tax Filing Guide for 2023

February 27, 2023
Check out these tips for filing taxes for your farm or ranch and see how FarmRaise may be able to help.

When Are EQIP Applications Due in 2023?

February 19, 2023
Find out the deadline for your state so you can submit your 2023 EQIP application with confidence.

Tax Time: What Is the Schedule F Form?

February 14, 2023
Farm taxes can get complicated. Many farmers don’t know whether they even qualify to file a Schedule F form. This Schedule F guide will make your tax season more manageable.

10 Keys to Make Your Struggling Farm Into A Successful One

January 30, 2023
Farming isn’t just tough work manually. It’s also tough work financially. Learn some keys to success to boost your operation’s profitability, and let’s save family farms together.

Farm Budgeting: How to Start and Stick to a Cashflow Budget

December 19, 2022
There’s a new budgeting app out, and it’s made specifically for farmers. Can it really help you track your daily expenses and make your operation more profitable?

Budget Barriers: Types of Ranch and Farm Fence Funding

December 6, 2022
Farmers and ranchers may be eligible for funding to install fencing for rotational grazing among other purposes. See how much you may eligible for.

Qualifying for REAP: On-Farm Energy Grants and Loans from the USDA

November 14, 2022
See how to use REAP funds to purchase, install and construct renewable energy systems or energy efficiency improvements on your farm or ranch.

Can I Use VA Benefits to Buy Farmland? Tips for Veteran Farmers

November 10, 2022
As a result of your military service, the USDA may prioritize your grant funding applications. See this and other funding tips for veteran farmers and ranchers.

SARE: USDA Grants for Producers to Experiment and Educate

October 25, 2022
Producers do a lot of research on the farm and ranch by examining their land and testing new methods. See if a SARE grant could help fund your next “experiment.”

Best Cover Crops and How to Get Funding for Them

October 18, 2022
Take care of your farm or ranch for future generations using our guide to cover crops. Spoiler: you may also be eligible for funding for your cover crop initiatives.

USDA Organic Certification: Transitioning to Organic Farming

October 7, 2022
Transitioning to organic farming can take years but may be worth the financial and sustainability impacts on your farm. Learn how to get funding for USDA organic certification.

Top 5 Carbon Credit Companies for Farmers

September 23, 2022
Carbon credit markets are becoming popular ways for farmers to help companies offset their greenhouse gas emissions while making some additional income. See how carbon markets work and top companies for farmers.

Spence Farm: Lessons from a Successful Farming Collaborative

August 30, 2022
The FarmRaise team visited Spence Farm to learn about how to use regnerative farming and collaborative practices to boost farm profitability and build a successful farming community. See what we learned!

Regenerative Agriculture: A Profitable Way to Mitigate Climate Change

August 30, 2022
Investing in soil health is good for the land, but do farmers get economic benefits, too? When my family transitioned our livestock operation to holistic grazing practices, we were surprised.

Funding Programs To Boost or Start A Hemp Farm

August 5, 2022
Growing industrial hemp is legal in the United States. Cannabis enthusiasts celebrate! There are a few nuances you need to know about Mary Jane before you start courting the idea of getting into the industry.

Conservation Easements 101 - A Farmer’s Guide

August 4, 2022
Get a crash course on the basics of conservation easements. An easement is a great tool for farmers to get cash to preserve their land for future generations or to receive tax benefits for their conservation efforts.

A Farmer’s Guide to How FSA Loans Work

August 2, 2022
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) lends billions of dollars to farmers each year to enlarge or improve their family farms for future generations. Is an FSA loan right for you? Learn how to apply.

Buying a Farm: How to Get a Farm Loan with No Down Payment

July 27, 2022
First time farmers often ask “how can I get a farm ownership loan if I can’t afford the downpayment?” There’s a federal loan program out there that doesn’t require a down payment. See how to get help applying for FSA microloans.

Start a Farm With Government Grant Money

July 18, 2022
Learn how to qualify for farm financing, navigate grants for farmers and secure the support you need to be successful in getting your farm going.

Farming for Beginners: Securing Money to Start a Farm

July 12, 2022
If you’re a first-time farmer looking to start a farm business, iIt’s not easy to find private or USDA grants and loans to support a new farming endeavor. Even still, you can jumpstart your farming career with these finance and experience tips.

Best Accounting Software for Farmers - Quickbooks Review

July 11, 2022
Not all accounting software are alike. We weigh the pros of cons so you can decide if Quickbooks is right for your farm bookkeeping needs.

Farm Finances: Farming in an Economic Downturn

June 30, 2022
When times get tough, farmers and ranchers come together to help each other out. Here's insight from a fellow farmer about ways to financially take care of your operation when the economy is slumping.

What Is a Farm Number? Why Is It So Important for USDA Funding?

June 29, 2022
An FSA farm number identifies your farm’s location and allows you to apply for USDA funding like grants, cost shares and loans. We explain what a farm number is and why it's important for every farmer.

Historically Underserved Producers: Is There Funding  for Women, Minority and Veteran Farmers?

May 25, 2022
The USDA often talks about special programs available to “historically underserved” farmers and ranchers. So, who is historically underserved and what could it mean for your operation if you fit in the characteristics?

How to Get More USDA Grants to Small Farms

May 17, 2022
Why do most farmers who apply for USDA cost-share not get funded? After processing hundreds of EQIP applications, we've learned why it's so hard for small farmers to access USDA farm grants.

Top Federal Grants for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

May 4, 2022
For new farmers and ranchers, three major USDA grants can offer you money to boost your operation. We lay out the details, pros, cons and how FarmRaise can help you apply.

Should I Apply for the USDA’s Partnership of Climate-Smart Commodities Program?

May 3, 2022
We looked into the USDA's new Climate-Smart Commodities program so you don't have to. It's a 2022 initiative to encourage non-UDSA entities to contribute in the fight against...

Funding to Help US Meat Producers

January 4, 2022
Learn about some key funding programs available to help US meat producers

Grant Programs when Fertilizer Costs are High

November 9, 2021
In this post, we outline some measures farmers can take to help offset rising fertilizer prices

The World of Farm Grants: 3 Common Myths and Why They’re Wrong

September 9, 2021
Navigating farm grants can be time-consuming. Fortunately, our team at FarmRaise breaks it down in a way that’s easy to understand. We’ve helped thousands of farmers identify funding for their farms, learning a lot along the way. Here we explore 3 of the most common “myths” we hear farmers perpetuate about grant funding, and reveal the truth.

What’s up with the CRP?

May 25, 2021
Are you a farmer working a portion of land that’s tough to farm? Maybe it’s on a steep hillside or it’s extra wet or it’s challenging to physically navigate. Perhaps you’ve asked yourself “I wonder if there’s a better way to manage this part of my land in a way that builds my farm’s profitability?” Enter the Conservation Reserve Program.

Unlock Federal Grant Funding for Your Farm

February 24, 2021
A high-level overview of how federal grant funding works in the US and how you can unlock funding for your farming operation

3 Ideas for Grant-Funded Farm Projects

February 24, 2021
Many producers ask our team what types of projects can be funded by various government grant programs. The short answer is that there are tons of project ideas that are competitive for federal grant funding. We wrote this quick guide to explore just a few options, bucketed across three areas below.
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