The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) can be used to restore farmland damaged by wind and water erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters, as well as water conservation and enhancement measures during periods of severe drought.
"This tip sheet provides a brief overview of some important farm income tax issues and offers resources where beginning farmers can find the answers to their general questions. To learn more, contact a tax professional, especially one who has experience working with farmers."
THis document explains the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP). Through LFP, the Farm Service Agency provides cash payments to eligible producers who suffered grazing losses for eligible livestock because of drought or fire on Federally managed land.
The Get Farming! program is designed to help growers and other food enterpreneurs with business and marketing tools through information, training, workshops, and networking. Also, Individual Devopment Accounts, a matched savings program, can help eligible producers with small and important financial assistance.
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Farm Cost and Return Tool (CART) was created to assist beginning farmers and ranchers. It can be used by those who are either thinking about farming or are actively engaged in a farming operation.
"A vocation is more than a job. It implies an occupation as being particularly worthy and requiring great dedication. Farming is such a vocation. We hope these offerings are a beginning towards restoring agriculture as a foundational impulse for our own health and for the well being of our planet and our communities."