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NSAC Members, Farmers Meet in Iowa

August 13, 2015

Last week, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) held our bi-annual meeting in Iowa City, Iowa.  Representatives of NSAC member organizations, including farmers, convened to review coalition priorities, plan for next steps, and reconnect and engage with fellow members.  The meeting was hosted by two NSAC member organizations located in Iowa: Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Women, […]

NSAC Policy Director and Former NRCS Chief Pen Guest Blog for AGree

February 20, 2015

On February 18, NSAC Policy Director Ferd Hoefner and former NRCS Chief Bruce Knight published the following blog on AGree’s foodandagpolicy.org website. The blog explores the intersection of crop insurance and conservation practices that could improve the health of the land while also increasing yields. The blog was posted in conjunction with the release of […]

Sustainable Food Funders Discuss Critical Issues with Policymakers

December 19, 2014

Last week, the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders met in Washington, DC for their inaugural annual policy briefing, this year bearing the title “Building Power from Kitchen Tables to Capitol Hill.” The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) is an international network of nearly 100 grantmakers that works to foster communication, shared learning, […]

Planning for the Future: NSAC Members Gather in Montana

August 14, 2014

NSAC members recently gathered in Montana to discuss upcoming federal policy issues facing sustainable farmers

Farmers Speak Out on Critical USDA Programs

June 27, 2014

Farmers and business leaders from around the country met with USDA, OMB, and members of Congress to advocate for USDA programs that support sustainable agriculture.

Welcome to NSAC’s New Website!

April 15, 2014

NSAC’s website has a new look! There’s more coming soon, too.

NSAC Members Set 2014 Agenda as Farm Bill Passes in the House

January 31, 2014

This week, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) held its winter meeting at the historic Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C., where over 80 representatives of member organizations met to propose, discuss, and decide on priorities for the coming year.  It was an exciting instance of NSAC and national processes directly coinciding, with the long-awaited […]

Celebrating 25 Years and Strategizing for the Future of Sustainable Agriculture

August 16, 2013

The NSAC 2013 summer meeting participants at Visser Farms. Last week, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) held its semi-annual member meeting in Holland, Michigan.  Members convened to review priorities, plan for next steps, and engage with fellow members.  The meeting was hosted by three of the seven NSAC member organizations located in Michigan — […]

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Taps Former RE-AMP Coordinator as Managing Director

August 5, 2013

For Immediate Release August 5, 2013 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Taps Former RE-AMP Coordinator as Managing Director Washington, D.C. August 5, 2013 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announced today that Jeremy Emmi, J.D., former RE-AMP Coordinator and former Executive Director of Michigan Nature Association, has been named as its new Managing Director.  NSAC […]

Farmers Speak Out for Sustainable Agriculture at USDA and on the Hill

June 28, 2013

Farmers and ranchers take a break after a morning full of meetings with USDA officials Research into sustainably extending the tomato growing season in New Mexico.  A feasibility study for a stone-ground grain enterprise.  Cover crops to minimize soil erosion and leaching.  All of these stories and more came up this week during a series […]

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