New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Nearly $300,000 from USDA to Support Rural Development
Concord, November 28, 2023
Concord, N.H. – Today, the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation applauded $297,000 heading to the state from USDA Rural Development. Specifically, $47,000 was awarded to the Merrimack County Conservation District to help develop and market Brookford Farms and $250,000 to Robie Farm in Grafton to support expansion and development.
“Rural businesses, producers, and farmers play a critical role in growing our economy, and we must work to ensure they have the support they need to thrive,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “From record rainfall and flooding to devastating cold snaps, this has been a challenging year and underscores the importance of supporting local agriculture and our farmers. I’m pleased to see these resources going to some of our New Hampshire farmers to help their businesses expand operations, serve more customers directly, and improve access to sustainably sourced food.”
“New Hampshire’s farmers have faced many obstacles this year, from floods to cold snaps, and they deserve the support necessary to continue growing food and creating jobs in rural communities,” said Senator Shaheen. “I’m thrilled to see these federal dollars go to Brookford Farms and Robie Farm to help expand their operations in Merrimack and Grafton Counties.”
“I’m excited that this federal funding will support two burgeoning New Hampshire farms,” said Senator Hassan. “Investing in sustainable agriculture businesses helps strengthen our communities, our economy, and our way of life.”
“With today’s announcement, we celebrate the innovation and hard work of farmers, food producers, and our local supply chain,” said Sarah Waring, State Director for USDA Rural Development in Vermont and New Hampshire. “Rural Development’s business programs support this supply chain to be more efficient and more carbon neutral, while reducing costs to rebuild our local economies. Because of the Biden-Harris Administration’s demonstrated commitment to agricultural producers and entrepreneurs, our rural communities are becoming healthier and more resilient by the day.”
More details on this funding are available below: