Budget and Appropriations

Farmers Fly in to the Capital to Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture

March 18, 2016

Throughout the month of March, farmers, ranchers, and “ag-vocates” from across the country traveled to DC for a series of “farmer fly-ins”, sponsored by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). During the fly-in the groups met with Senators and Representatives from their home states to discuss the benefits of federal sustainable agriculture programs, and to […]

House Republican Leadership and Conservative Wing Close in on Reaching Budget Agreement

March 4, 2016

In recent weeks, the leaders of the Republican Party in the House have been negotiating with the Party’s most conservative wing to reach an agreement on federal spending. The vehicle for the agreement would be a “budget resolution,” which the House and Senate are charged with passing each year in order to set top-line spending […]

The Fate of Food and Agriculture Programs in 2017 Will Be Decided in Appropriations

March 1, 2016

Last week, several food and agriculture agencies came before the House Subcommittee to defend their programs

Farmers Fly-in to Fight for Sustainable Ag Funding

March 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik, 202-547-5754 Farmers Fly-in to Fight for Sustainable Ag Funding National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Helps Farmers Share Their Stories with Legislators Washington, DC, March 1, 2016 – This week the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), one of the nation’s leading voices in food and agriculture policy, kicks off a month-long series […]

What Does the President’s 2017 Budget Mean for Sustainable Agriculture?

February 10, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9 the Administration released its budget request for fiscal year 2017.

RELEASE: NSAC Comments on the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request

February 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Fogel, Senior Policy Specialist, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comments on the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request President’s request would preserve conservation funding and increase funding for sustainable agriculture priorities Conservation Alongside President Obama’s proposal to double funding for public lands conservation through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, his FY 2017 budget […]

Congress Passes Final Funding Bill for 2016

December 18, 2015

As Washington, D.C. vacates for the holidays, Congress today passed final funding legislation–known as an omnibus appropriations package–to fund the government through September 30, 2016. Read our previous post for a detailed analysis of what the omnibus means for sustainable agriculture and food systems. Early on Friday, December 18, the House passed the omnibus package […]

Massive Year-End Funding Bill A Mixed Bag But Includes Significant Wins for Sustainable Agriculture

December 16, 2015

Final appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2016 will fund programs supporting sustainable agriculture

Congress Passes 5-Day Funding Extension to Keep Government Open

December 11, 2015

On Friday, December 11, Congress passed a five-day extension of the previous 10-week extension of last year’s funding bill in order to keep the government open through midnight on Wednesday, December 16. Other than extending the expiration date, the bill, known in Washington as a Continuing Resolution, or CR, makes no changes to FY 2015 funding […]

Congress Reverses Crop Insurance Reform; Agriculture Appropriations and Nutrition Decisions Loom

December 7, 2015

Last week, Congress voted to reverse several basic reforms to the federal crop insurance program – reforms that both the House and Senate agreed to as part of a two-year budget deal signed into law by the President back in late October. That budget deal required the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to renegotiate its […]


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