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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service (ERS)

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) anticipates trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. ERS digitally publishes its research and analysis in economic research reports, articles in our award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and data products throughout the year.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data
Telephone:202-694-5139
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics by State

The National Agricultural Statistical Service provides information on crops, plants, livestock, environmental concerns associated with agriculture, current research, and agricultural land use statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data, environmental quality
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. REAP offers loan guarantees and grants for eligible applicants.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, energy, funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, clean energy, energy efficiency, farming, small business financing, renewable energy
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Link:webpage

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Provides information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:housing & real estate, transportation, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, funding, technical assistance, housing, transportation, environmental quality, agriculture, farming
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Link:webpage

Montana Department of Agriculture: Rural Assistance

The Montana Department of Agriculture offers a variety of grant, loan and outreach programs to assist rural comunities and ag-related businesses.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, agriculture & food systems, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:grants, funding, rural community, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business support, farming
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Link:webpage

Montana Office of Public Instruction: Farm to School

Farm to School is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:agriculture & food systems, education & schools, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:farming, food systems, agriculture, education
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Link:webpage

Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District

   The Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District is a private, non-profit corporation created in 2006 to support economic development in the counties of Park and Gallatin. We represent a diverse area that includes the cities of Bozeman, Livingston, Belgrade, Manhattan, West Yellowstone, Three Forks, Gardiner, Wilsall, and many small towns and rural farming areas all with access to world renowned natural amenities.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source; nonprofit; data source; organization; technical assistance
Subtopic:entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:economic development
Telephone:(406) 763-4412
Link:webpage

Sweetgrass Development

Sweetgrass Development is a private, non-profit corporation created in 2004 to support economic development in the counties of Glacier, Cascade, Pondera, Teton and Toole, as well as the Blackfeet Nation. We are a diverse area that includes a large metropolitan area, many small towns, rural farming areas, several Hutterite Colonies and the Blackfeet Reservation.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:business assistance,
Tags:Great Falls, CRDC, economic development
Telephone:406-727-5173
Link:webpage

Western Montana Growers Cooperative

Western Montana Growers Cooperative (WMGC) is a coalition of growers in the Flathead, Jocko, Mission and Bitterroot Valleys whose goal is to provide the market in our region with fresh, quality products from our farms. To reach that goal, the cooperative provides a wholesale marketing and delivery service for its members.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:agriculture & food systems, marketing & assistance, entrepreneurship & small business, retail & grocery, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,
Tags:food systems, farming, farmers market, collaboration, marketing & promotion, agriculture
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Link:webpage