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Weekly Update – November 2, 2009

November 2, 2009

TAKE ACTION Farmer Input Needed for EQIP Organic Initiative Survey:  The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking the input of conventional and organic farmers to help improve the 2010 Organic Initiative – a program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Offered first in 2009 as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), […]

Weekly Update – October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009

TAKE ACTION Time Running Out to Comment on the Conservation Stewardship Program!! Time is running out for sustainable and organic farming advocates to submit comments to shape the implementation of the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the Nation’s first and only green payments program.   In particular, USDA needs to get a loud and clear message […]

Weekly Update – October 19

October 20, 2009

TAKE ACTION CSP Comments Due October 28! USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking comments on the administrative rules that will govern implementation of the Conservation Stewardship Program.  The deadline for submitting comments has been extended to October 28th. NSAC analysis and talking points for writing your comments are available here. You can submit your […]

Weekly Update – October 12, 2009

October 12, 2009

TAKE ACTION CRP Transition Option Sign On Ends October 13th! Last Chance to add your organization’s name to our sign on letter urging USDA to implement the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Transition Option NOW. The option will offer incentives to land owners not intending to renew their CRP contracts to sell or lease the land […]

Weekly Update – October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009

TAKE ACTION One Week Left to add your organization’s name to our sign on letter urging USDA to implement the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Transition Option NOW.  The option will offer incentives to land owners not intending to renew their CRP contracts to sell or lease the land to beginning or minority farmers using sustainable […]

Weekly Update – September 28, 2009

September 29, 2009

TAKE ACTION Support the Next Generation of Sustainable and Organic Farmers and Ranchers!  Sign the Petition.  Share the link. In the last Farm Bill, the sustainable agriculture community successfully created the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Transition Option.  The option offers incentives to CRP land owners who do not intend to extend or re-enroll their acreage […]

Weekly Update – September 21, 2009

September 22, 2009

TAKE ACTION NSAC’s new Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program is here! The farmer-friendly guide to the new Conservation Stewardship Program is now available!  Download a copy and share widely.  The guide is also available on the homepage of the NSAC website. First Conservation Stewardship Program Sign up Ends September 30th: Time is running […]

Weekly Update – September 14, 2009

September 14, 2009

TAKE ACTION First Conservation Stewardship Program Sign up Ends September 30th: Time is running out to be a part of the first sign up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).  Farmers must take the first step in the application process by submitting a basic application with their local Natural Resources Conservation District by September […]

Weekly Update – Fall Legislative Preview

September 8, 2009

ACTION NEEDED Act Now to Promote a Strong Conservation Stewardship Program! Sustainable and organic farming advocates have an important – but short – opportunity to help shape the implementation of the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), a working lands conservation program that provides payments to farmers for maintaining existing conservation practices and for adopting new […]

Weekly Update – September 1, 2009

September 2, 2009

BREAKING NEWS! #1 – New and Improved VAPG NOFA Issued: On Tuesday, September 1, USDA republished the 2009 Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) for Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG), an NSAC priority program.  The opening of the program for applications was originally published in the spring, but without key components of the 2008 Farm Bill included.  […]

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