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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP)

The Agriculture Act of 2014 provided an additional $20 million per year for 2014 through 2018. The reasons for the renewed interest in beginning farmer and rancher programs are: the rising average age of U.S. farmers, the 8% projected decrease in the number of farmers and ranchers between 2008 and 2018, and the growing recognition that new programs are needed to address the needs of the next generation of beginning farmers and ranchers.
Due Date for applications is March 13, 2015
USDA NIFA grant info: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/beginningfarmersandranchers.cfm



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