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Financial Assistance Home » Agriculture Business Development » Financial Assistance Grants Retail Promotion Matching Grant Program The Retail Promotion Matching Grant provides funds to promote Missouri retail outlets that offer Missouri Grown member products to consumers. Details... Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program The Missouri Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program was created to support Missouri meat and poultry processing facilities to address supply chain disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Details... Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program The MASBDA Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program (BIP) was created to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in Missouri by partnering with private entities receiving funding through USDA Rural Development’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Investment Program (HBIIP). Details... Food Insecure Agriculture Matching Grant Program The Food Insecure Agriculture Matching Grant assists with projects to address food insecurity in food desert areas, either urban or rural. Details... Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Program The Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Program awards grants of up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses associated with urban agriculture. Details... "I'm Pet Friendly" License Plate Spay & Neuter Grants You can make a difference for the pet population by purchasing “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates. Details... Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program The Farmers’ Market Matching Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program funded through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. This grant awards up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri’s farmers’ markets. Details... Missouri Value-Added Agriculture "Farm to Table" Grant Program Grants provide funding for Missouri businesses to access resources for accessing and processing locally grown agricultural products for use in institutions within the state. Details... Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program Grants for projects that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Details... Cover Crop Regional Conservation Partnership Program The Missouri Department of Agriculture approved Regional Conservation Partnership Program through USDA titled; "Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality" award was announced in March of 2016. Details... Organic Certification Cost Share Program The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funds available for the 2019 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program through funds provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. The program will provide cost share assistance to organic producers and handlers receiving certification or continuation of certification by a USDA accredited certifying agency starting October 1, 2019, and ending September 30, 2020. Details... Specialty Crop Block Grant Program MDA issues grant awards for projects that include research, agricultural extension activities, and programs that increase demand and address the needs of Missouri’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Details... Loans Agribusiness Revolving Loan Fund Offers financing to value-added agriculture enterprises, agriculture support businesses, marketers or retailers of agricultural products, and businesses with emerging agricultural technology. This funding is provided, in part, by the USDA Rural Development’s Intermediary Relending Program. Details... Alternative Loan Program Direct loans to finance the production, processing and marketing needs of an alternative agricultural enterprise. Details... Animal Waste Treatment System Loan Program Loans to finance animal waste treatment systems for independent livestock and poultry producers at below conventional interest rates. Details... Beginning Farmer Loan Program A program that enables lenders to receive federally tax-exempt interest on loans made to beginning farmers. Details... Down Payment Loan Program The Down Payment Loan program can be used by a qualifying Missouri producer to more readily secure a loan from a participating lender, either providing the full down payment, or supplementing the down payment amount available. Details... Eligible Facility Borrower Below-market rate deposits of state funds are placed in Missouri financial institutions, allowing eligible borrowers to obtain low interest loans from that institution. Using the program allows lenders to lower the interest rates to the borrower by about 2-3 percent. Details... Loan Guarantees Missouri Agricultural and Energy Saving Team - A Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO) MAESTRO offers tools and incentives for farmers to improve energy efficiency on livestock farms. Details... Missouri Livestock Feed and Crop Input Loan Guarantee Program A program that provides up to a 50% first-loss guarantee on livestock feed and crop input loans made by eligible lenders not to exceed $100,000. Details... Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Loan Guarantee Program A program that provides a 50% first-loss guarantee to lenders who make agricultural business development loans for the acquisition, construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of agricultural property used for the purpose of processing, manufacturing, marketing, exporting, and adding value to an agricultural product. Details... Single-Purpose Animal Facilities Loan Guarantee Program A program that provides a 50 percent first-loss guarantee on loans up to $250,000 that lenders make to independent livestock producers to finance breeding or feeder livestock, earthworms, land, buildings, facilities, equipment, machinery and animal waste systems used to produce poultry, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle (and other livestock) and earthworms. Details... Crop and Livestock Loan Guaranty Program This program provides financial benefits to Missouri youth who undertake crop or livestock production projects. Details... Tax Credits Agricultural Product Utilization Contributor Tax Credit Applies to contributions used for financial or technical assistance to rural agricultural business concepts as approved by MASBDA. Details... Family Farm Breeding Livestock Tax Credit Program Tax credits to Missouri’s lenders who make breeding livestock loans to small farmers. Details... Meat Processing Facility Investment Tax Credit Program Tax credits to Missouri meat processing facilities. Details... New Generation Cooperative Incentive Tax Credits Tax credits to induce producer member investment into new generation processing entities that will process Missouri agricultural commodities and agricultural products into value-added goods, provide substantial benefits to Missouri’s agricultural producers, and create jobs for Missourians. Details... Qualified Beef Tax Credit Program Tax credits for Missouri’s qualified beef producers who raise and background or finish Missouri born qualified beef animals to a weight of one hundred (100) pounds or more over their established baseline weight. Details...Assistance for Producers

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