Agricultural Resources

 FARMER EDUCATION

 

HAWAII SCHOOL GARDENS/AG EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


AGRI-BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

 AGRICULTURE AGENCY SITES

AGRICULTURAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

STATE AGENCIES

COUNTY AGENCIES

 

SELECTED FEDERAL AGENCIES FUNDING SOURCES

The farm Service Agency runs a multi-facet program that comprises farm credit programs and natural disaster related programs, the later subject to the US President or the Secretary of Agriculture designations.

 

U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR EXPORTS FUNDING

The federal government tries to encourage small businesses to export by offering financing programs through the Export-Import Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Overseas Private Investment Corp and other relevant agencies listed below.

  • TradeNet’s Export Advisor: Provides, via a website, information on export market research, export laws, business opportunities, financing, federal forms and trade shows for exporters of agricultural products.
  • SBA’s Office of International Trade: Coordinates Small Business Administration’s exports finance and export assistance programs.
  • Export-Import Bank: Provides a variety of loans, guarantees, and insurance programs to exporters.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corp: – Provides loans and political risk insurance to business expanding in developing nations and emerging markets.
  • Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA): WUSATA combines federal, state, and industry resource for export market development. The association has a Company Matching Fund program that reimburses 50% of the costs of promoting branded products in foreign markets. Pre-qualified then approved companies can claim eligible expenses reimbursement such as international trade show, travel to international trade shows, in-store demonstrations, point-of-sale materials, print and broadcast advertising, and more. Contact:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Market Development
Tel: (808) 973-9465, Fax: (808) 973-9590
Email: hdoa.md@hawaii.gov

WUSATA Region
Tel: (360) 693-3373, Fax: (360) 693-3464
Website:  http://www.wusata.org

 

OTHER SITES