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Table 2

Select examples of existing policies, initiatives, or organizations dedicated to supporting new entry sustainable farmers by either increasing their capacity or lowering barriers to access or assets, such as water, land, markets, capital, equipment, labor, or technical assistance. Such interventions could be expanded and improved to create an enabling environment for new entry sustainable farmers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.356.t2

Increase CapacityAddress Equity

Need CategoryFederal GovernmentState GovernmentOther (Non-Government)Government (Federal or State)Other

 
Water Conservation Stewardship Program11 CA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program12 Dry Farming Collaborative13 CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act14 Black Mesa Water Coalition Food Sovereignty Project15 
Land Transition Incentives Program16 MN Beginning Farmer Tax Credit17 Sustainable Iowa Land Trust18 CA Farmer Equity Act19 Agrarian Trust FaithLands20 
Markets Local Agriculture Market Program (Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program)21 CA Healthy Soils Initiative (payment for ecosystem services)22 Detroit Eastern Market23 Local Agriculture Market Program (USDA Value Added Producer Grants)24 Good Food Purchasing Program25 
Capital, credit, Insurance Whole Farm Revenue Protection26 NY State Young Farmers Loan27 Forgiveness Incentive Program Kiva Zip 0% loans for farmers28 USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program29 California FarmLink30 
Equipment & Labor FSA Microloans31 CO Agricultural Workforce Development Program32 ME Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Shared-Use Farm Equipment Program33 FSA Microloans Socially Disadvantaged Applicant funding34 Farmhack Tool Library35 
Technical Assistance & Training Farmer Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program)36 Cooperative Extension37 Farm Commons38 Farmer Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501))39 Planting Justice40 
Increase CapacityAddress Equity

Need CategoryFederal GovernmentState GovernmentOther (Non-Government)Government (Federal or State)Other

 
Water Conservation Stewardship Program11 CA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program12 Dry Farming Collaborative13 CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act14 Black Mesa Water Coalition Food Sovereignty Project15 
Land Transition Incentives Program16 MN Beginning Farmer Tax Credit17 Sustainable Iowa Land Trust18 CA Farmer Equity Act19 Agrarian Trust FaithLands20 
Markets Local Agriculture Market Program (Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program)21 CA Healthy Soils Initiative (payment for ecosystem services)22 Detroit Eastern Market23 Local Agriculture Market Program (USDA Value Added Producer Grants)24 Good Food Purchasing Program25 
Capital, credit, Insurance Whole Farm Revenue Protection26 NY State Young Farmers Loan27 Forgiveness Incentive Program Kiva Zip 0% loans for farmers28 USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program29 California FarmLink30 
Equipment & Labor FSA Microloans31 CO Agricultural Workforce Development Program32 ME Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Shared-Use Farm Equipment Program33 FSA Microloans Socially Disadvantaged Applicant funding34 Farmhack Tool Library35 
Technical Assistance & Training Farmer Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program)36 Cooperative Extension37 Farm Commons38 Farmer Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501))39 Planting Justice40 
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