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Release: FDA’s Revised Draft Food Safety Rules for Farms Responsive to NSAC’s Concerns

September 19, 2014

FDA’s Revised Draft Food Safety Rules for Farms Responsive to NSAC’s Concerns Contact: Sophia Kruszewski, 202-547-5754, skruszewski@sustainableagriculture.net September 19, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued revised proposed regulations aimed at ensuring a safe food supply under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  FDA is inviting a new round of […]

Release: Deadline Approaches to Renew Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts

September 3, 2014

The contract renewal window for 2010 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollees closes September 12.

Release: Grant Awards for Farm Business Development Announced by USDA

August 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eugene Kim, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Grant Awards for Farm Business Development Announced by USDA Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014 – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that over 247 farm businesses from 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Micronesia will receive $25 million in grants from the 2014 round of the Value-Added Producer […]

Release: NSAC Recommends Climate Solutions through Farm Bill Conservation Programs

June 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sophia Kruszewski or Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Recommends USDA Actions to Address Climate Change through Farm Bill Conservation Program Implementation June 25, 2014, Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announces the availability of a document that articulates principles […]

Release: USDA Announces Funding for New Conservation Partnership Program

May 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Fogel, Senior Policy Specialist National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 202-547-5754 Meg Kelly, Program Manager Mississippi River Network 414-460-2265 USDA Announces Funding for New Conservation Partnership Program May 27, 2014 Washington, DC – Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack issued an Announcement of Program Funding (APF) for the newly created Regional Conservation Partnership […]

Release: Time to Apply for Local Farm and Food Grants and Loan Guarantees

May 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eugene Kim, Greg Fogel, or Ferd Hoefner – 202-547-5754 May 8, 2014, Washington, DC – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced changes to two initiatives from the 2014 Farm Bill to support local and regional farm and food systems. Projects to benefit from the changes include direct-to-consumer marketing outlets such […]

Release: Funding Restored For Beginning Farmer Training Programs

April 11, 2014

News Release: USDA has announced the availability of $19 million in funding for beginning farmer training grants through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

Release: USDA Value-Added Producer Grants Deadline Extended with Veteran Priority Included

March 25, 2014

Release: Value-Added Producer Grants Deadline Extended with Veteran Priority Included Washington, DC, March 25, 2014 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency announced a two week extension for grant applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program.  The extension, published in today’s Federal Register, was made necessary by changes to the program included […]

Release: NSAC Applauds USDA Efforts to Aid Mid-Scale Farms and Regional Agriculture

March 10, 2014

For Immediate Release March 10, 2014, Washington, DC – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced several initiatives to assist small and mid-scale farms and local and regional agriculture. Among the highlights were two initiatives — changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan program and the creation of Whole Farm Diversified Risk Management revenue insurance […]

Release: NSAC Honors Iowan and Harkin Staff Member Mark Halverson

February 21, 2014

Release: NSAC Honors Iowan and Harkin Staff Member Mark Halverson February 21, 2014, Washington, DC – Iowan and staff member for Senator Tom Harkin, Mark Halverson, was honored January 29 at the annual meeting of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) for his decades-long leadership in the service of family farming, agricultural conservation, and progressive […]

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