The USDA’s Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program will assist specialty producers with expenses related to complying with regulations and food safety certification. Producers can apply for assistance beginning June 27, 2022, with costs incurred after June 21, 2022. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $200 million in assistance will be available […]
The farmers’ markets of agriculture-rich, Southern Maryland are like many across the nation: powered by small and medium-sized family-owned farms and growers.
A Cornell study finds that when small-scale farmers develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue.