"The REAP Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant and Loan Guarantee provides financial assistance to agriculture producers and rural small business to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems; make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities; use renewable technologies tha
"The Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant provides grant assistance to entities that will assist agriculture producers and small rural businesses by conducting energy audits and providing information on renewable energy development assistance." See your State Rural Development Office f
"The purpose of the Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program (B&I) is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.
"The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels refined from sources other than corn kernel starch. The Program supports and helps to ensure the expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers."
The project will expand the nation's first agricultural Individual Development Account (IDA) pilot programs to 8 states in order to assist beginning farmers in building an asset base for land purchases and capital expenditures.
"As the call for increased production of homegrown, renewable forms of fuels has grown, so has the need to develop and produce them. USDA Rural Development offers opportunities to producers to develop such fuels through the Biorefinery Assistance Program.
"The program provides Missouri tax credits to Missouri lenders who make breeding livestock loans to small farmers.To participate in the loan program, a small farmer shall first obtain approval for a family farm breeding livestock loan from an eligible lender.