Sustainable Options for Your Farm

Do you have questions about how the farm bill can help you? Call or email us today. We want to help you access sustainable agriculture, organic and beginning farmer and rancher programs.

By phone (a.k.a The Helpline): Call 402.687.2100 and ask for the Farm Bill Helpline, or email Anna at or Cora at

What We Can Do for You
From the Conservation Stewardship Program, the Organic Conversion subprogram of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Cooperative Conservation Partnerships Initiative, the Value Added Agricultural Market Development Program and a host of Beginning Farmer and Rancher provisions, there many options in the farm bill that might help you. Through our hotline you will get to speak to a real live person who is knowledgeable about the program rules to help you understand the how, when and where you can benefit or participate in the program.

So, give us a call and learn about what farm bill programs will be available, what the current status of each is and when to expect each program to become available.

Why We Do This
The Center for Rural Affairs has a long history of hosting hotlines to help family farmers and ranchers access new conservation programs. We want to make sure the farmers, ranchers and rural communities we fight for have access to farm bill programs and understand how they work.

Additionally, this will help us learn from you, the farmers and ranchers across the country, how USDA is implementing these programs and how they are working on the ground. When you call and share your experience with us, it helps us know what changes to advocate for with USDA or Congress.