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Farm Finances


"IRS Publication 225, Farmers Tax Guide"  - IRS Guide to assist farmers in preparing their taxes.

Farm Credit - Find your local Farm Credit lender.

Farm Service Agency - Information about government lending programs for farmers.

"Access to Credit"  (see left) - A brief overview by The New England Small Farm Institute, originally published in The Natural Farmer.

"Building Better Rural Places"   - A resource guide to federal resources for farmers and others, including information about some loan and grant programs.

"Financing Small-Scale and Part-Time Farms"   - Overview from Penn State Agriculture Alternatives.

Grower to Grower:  Creating a livelihood on a fresh market vegetable farm - 2005 Report from the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at the University of Wisconsin that looks at profitability of small farms ranging from 1/2 acre to more than 70 acres.

The Carrot Project - A microloan fund for New England farmers. 

NESARE Farmer Grant Program - Grants for farmers interested in testing new ideas and farm techniques.

The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops and Staff - and Making a Profit.  Wiswall, Richard.  Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009.  Companion CD has electronic templates to create enterprise budgets and templates from the Vermont Farm Viability Enhancement Program Farm Financials Workbook.

Tax Planning When Buying and Selling a Farm. Harris, Philip, and Myron Kelsey. Ames, IA: Midwest Plan Service, Iowa State University, 1997. Introduction to tax issues in land purchase.

Income Tax Management for Farmers. Midwest Plan Service, Iowa State University, 2002. Primer on farm tax issues.