The Joint Committee on Agriculture would like to share open American Farmland Trust (AFT) grant opportunities that may be of interest to farmers in your district. Both of these grant applications close on November 21st.
This grant provides direct financial assistance to livestock producers in select counties in CT, MA, NH, and VT for projects that improve soil health through the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices. Eligible MA counties include Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester.
This grant provides direct financial assistance to farmers for projects that facilitate farmland access, succession, or transfer. Some examples of eligible projects include: farmland purchase or leasing transaction costs, consultant and attorney fees, surveys, appraisals, agriculture conservation easement fees. Eligible MA counties include Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket.
Please refer to the hyperlinks above for detailed information on grant eligibility and application requirements. As always, let me know if you have any questions.