Farm Bill


Groundbreaking Opportunity: The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act

October 27, 2011

Is supporting your local farmer, visiting your farmers market, CSA, food coop, or other local food source important to you?  What about having fresh, local food for your child’s school meals?  Or as a farmer or rancher, do you want to figure out ways to add value to your food products to capitalize on sales […]

Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill

October 27, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release October 27, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill Washington, D.C. October 27, 2011 – Today Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine announced that next week they will introduce the Local […]

NSAC urges Congress to support beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers

October 25, 2011

On Monday, October 24, NSAC joined  with 115 other organizations across the country on a sign-on letter to Congress, to advocate for federal programs and policies that would support beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers, including tribal producers and farmworkers. The letter was delivered to members of both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, as they […]

Take Action on the Farm Bill

October 25, 2011

With this much at stake, we wanted to make sure you saw the call to action last week. Only once every 5 years do you have the opportunity to truly transform our food and farm system through the federal farm bill. Last week the Agriculture Committee leadership proposed to rewrite the food and farm bill […]

Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress to Include in Farm Bill

October 25, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release October 25, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress for Inclusion in New Farm Bill Washington, D.C. October 25, 2011 – House and Senate members today announced the introduction of  the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 [H.R. 3236], a […]

Today is Food Day! Join us in this call to action

October 24, 2011

Today, Monday 24th 2011, is Food Day.  Please join the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) in answering this call to action. Healthy, green, fair, and affordable food is important to all Americans.  Today we come together with people across the country who are hosting Food Day events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, […]

Super Fast Farm Bill? Super Fast Update!

October 23, 2011

Last Monday, the Republican and Democratic leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction suggesting a net $23 billion cut in mandatory farm bill spending over the next decade as their collective recommendation to the Joint Select Committee (hereafter referred to as the Super […]

Senate Votes to End Debate on Agriculture Appropriations Bill

October 23, 2011

Early in the morning of Friday, October 21, the Senate voted (83-16) to end debate on a fiscal year 2012 (FY12) appropriations package of bills including the FY12 Senate agriculture appropriations bill.  No more than 30 more hours of debate will be allowed before the bill is voted upon once the Senate returns from its […]

What? Food and Farm Bill Over in 9 days?

October 20, 2011

Only once every 5 years do you have the opportunity to truly transform our food and farm system through the federal farm bill. Last Monday the Agriculture Committee leadership proposed to rewrite the food and farm bill in 2 weeks  – yes you heard that right, 2 weeks – this is usually a year plus […]

Senators Grassley and Johnson Advocate for Limits to Farm Payments to Reduce Deficit

October 18, 2011

On October 14th, Senators Charles Grassley and Tim Johnson submitted a letter to the chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee), recommending the inclusion of their legislation that would generate upwards of $1.5 billion in savings through setting strict payment limits on all commodity farm programs, as well as closing the […]

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