Goal 3: Farms will have financial and business planning support.

Recommendation 3.1: Strengthen governmental support systems for agriculture....

Action 3.1.2

Increase funding for the Farm Viability Enhancement Program and similar state programs focused on farm business development by fully expending over the next four years the bond authorizations for farm viability provided in the 2008 and 2014 environmental bonds, and increase this item by at least 25% in subsequent authorizations. Use the USDA Rural Development definition of “urban” to determine allocations based on the legislative language.

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