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USDA CREP

“The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) the country’s largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) CREP targets specific State or nationally significant conservation concerns, and federal funds are supplemented with non-federal funds to address those concerns. In exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and establishing permanent resource conserving plant species, farmers and ranchers are paid an annual rental rate along with other federal and non-federal incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 10-15 years.”

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  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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National Farm Medicine Center

“The National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) was established in 1981 in response to occupational health problems seen in farm patients coming to Marshfield Clinic. The center continues to focus its research and outreach on rural populations. Current Farm Medicine priorities include preventing youth injuries and fatalities, injury surveillance, community outreach and education, farm microbiome and human immunology, and evaluation research. Farm Medicine scientists and staff address these issues with special expertise in injury prevention, public health, bioinformatics, nursing, sociology, anthropology, education and communications.”

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  • Farm Stress
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Substance Use Support

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USDA Climate Hubs

“USDA’s Climate Hubs are a unique collaboration across the department’s agencies. They are led by Agricultural Research Service and Forest Service senior Directors located at ten regional locations, with contributions from many other programs including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Risk Management Agency. The Climate Hubs link USDA research and program agencies in their regional delivery of timely and authoritative tools and information to agricultural producers and professionals.”

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  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience

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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health) Agricultural Centers

“The Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families. The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative in 1990. The Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems. Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions.”

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  • Farm Stress
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmers with Disabilities
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Substance Use Support

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USDA Drought Programs and Assistance

 

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  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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OSHA Regional & Area Office

“OSHA has standards that cover agricultural operations, information on solutions to common agricultural hazards, and other resources such as publications to help employers and employees create and maintain safe and healthy work environments.”

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  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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USDA Trade

“At the core of USDA’s mission is fostering economic opportunity and innovation that will continue to help American agriculture grow and thrive in a global economy. Through research, data and analysis, trade agreements, grants and programs that add value to products, USDA works to expand and maintain both foreign and domestic markets for American farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.”

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  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Pesticide Environmental Stewardship

The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) Website is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Pest Management. PES provides convenient access to information on proper pesticide handling. All subject matter contained on this site has been reviewed and posted by Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinators and Specialists from the Cooperative Extension Service. This website is intended for a national audience with links to state-specific information, where available. Crop producers, pesticide dealers, commercial/professional applicators, and the general public will benefit from the information presented in each topic, or module.

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  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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American Farm Bureau “Rural Resilience”

“Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help.

Based on the farm stress program Michigan State University Extension developed for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, this combination of online and in-person trainings is designed specifically for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers.”

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  • Farm Stress

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Worker Protection Standards – EPA

“EPA’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) aims to reduce pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The WPS offers occupational protections to over 2 million agricultural workers and pesticide handlers who work at over 600,000 agricultural establishments. EPA revised the WPS to decrease pesticide exposure incidents among farmworkers and their family members…

All requirements of the revised WPS are now in effect. Pesticide safety training materials with the expanded content required by the 2015 WPS must be used to train workers and handlers.”

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  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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