The US government is loaning millions of dollars to jumpstart urban farming
Leanna Garfield Dec. 27, 2016
Every year, the US Department of Agriculture devotes millions of dollars to farmers in rural areas.
The government is increasingly starting to offer assistance to urban farms, too.
In 2016, the USDA funded a dozen urban farms, the highest number in history, Val Dolicini, the administrator for the USDA Farm Services Agency, tells Business Insider.
In 2017, he expects the USDA to funnel even more money toward farms on rooftops, in greenhouses, and in warehouses.