CFAP 2 is back!

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct payments to farmers who have been affected by the pandemic. It was mainly geared to commodity-based…

Improving soil health and the landlord-tenant relationship

It seems to be common knowledge now that soil health is a key part of the climate change solution. But, even if ever farmer who owns their farmland adopts all…

Comments needed on climate-smart agriculture

Way back in January, President Biden issued the executive order on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” Included in this order was a directive to…

Washington state is on the cusp of mandating overtime pay for farmworkers

Washington state is just days away from having a historic law on its books. It’s already passed the Senate and the House, and is on its way to the governor’s…

With the PPP deadline pushed out ’til May, there’s more time to help your farm business!

The deadline for submitting your PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan application was supposed to be March 31. But, on the heels of the $1.

Gleaning can feed your community, and it’s even legal!

It feels like we’re back to the early days of the Sprout, last spring, when all of our articles were about COVID this and coronavirus that…Well…

The ARP’s new Child Tax Credit spells relief for American farm families

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 has another major surprise squeezed into its 242 pages of text. Not only does the new COVID relief package take a big step to…

The American Rescue Plan unveils revolutionary relief for farmers of color

The new round of COVID relief that emerged this month out of Washington includes a lot of the usual stuff (“usual” since spring of 2020, that is…

Welcome to the new Farm Commons!

A stronger, better future for everyone with a stake in agricultural law is here! With Farm Commons, the entire agricultural community — farmers, ranchers…

The executive order on climate change: agriculture is a big player, but what does this mean for your farm?

On January 27th, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Part I starts out…