September 16, 2017 @ 1:23 PM

Following months of consternation by farmers and advocacy groups alike, on Monday, August 28, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally announced its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG). As one of the key organizations central to the creation of VAPG as part of the 2000 Agricultural Risk Protection Act, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has provided annual “farmers’ guides” to help producers navigate the program for the last several years. This week, NSAC released an updated version of its Farmers’ Guide to Applying for the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, which is available for free on NSAC’s website.