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NSAC Members Set 2016 Priorities for Sustainable Agriculture

February 5, 2016

Last week, over 100 representatives of 50 member organizations of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) gathered in Davis, CA for their annual Winter Meeting to discuss, debate, and vote on the coalition’s policy priorities for the coming year. NSAC’s meeting was hosted by the California Caucus, a set of 15 NSAC member groups based […]

White House Honors Champion of Change for Sustainable Agriculture: Martin Kleinschmit

October 30, 2015

This post is the second in a two-part series highlighting farmers recognized as White House Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. This post features Martin Kleinschmit of Nebraska. On October 26, the White House honored 12 farmers and educators as White House Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. We congratulate all of these hardworking individuals for […]

White House Honors Champion of Change for Sustainable Agriculture: Loretta Jaus

October 29, 2015

This post is the first in a two-part series highlighting farmers recognized as White House Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. This post features Loretta Jaus of Gibbon, Minnesota. On October 26, the White House honored 12 farmers and educators as White House Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. We congratulate all of these hardworking individuals […]

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 […]

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