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Reducing the risks associated with sustainable agricultural practices

Tim Hammerich
Journalist

It’s time to publish your Farm of the Future report. I am Tim Hammerich.

New funding to implement more sustainable farming practices is emerging from governmental and non-governmental organizations. FarmRaise helps farmers access these funds and comply with reporting requirements. CEO Jayce Hafner says farmers taking advantage of these funds are savvy and innovative.

Hafner… “That common piece is really a desire to invest in research and development, innovation and business development on the farm. They are savvy business owners who want to make their farm more profitable, more resilient and use advanced technology or experiment with new practices to see how they can impact the bottom line of the farm.

FarmRaise started by offering a way to check eligibility for the NRCS EQIP program and apply in about 15 minutes.

Hafner… “It’s free money. And what’s really cool about this particular financial incentive is that not only is it free, but it also allows the farmer to invest in the value of their operations. Thus, increasing organic matter in the soil helps to reduce farm risk. Investing in infrastructure makes the operation more efficient. And so really these are practices that are conservation-oriented, but can also increase the farmer’s profitability and make it less risky. And so we see that as such a win-win for the farmer. This is why we initially targeted this program as an initial application.

Visit FarmRaise.com to learn more.

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