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RELEASE: New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Organic Producers Apply for Buffer Initiative

May 13, 2016

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announces the publication of their Organic Farmers’ Guide

RELEASE: FEDERAL LOW INTEREST FINANCING PROGRAM EXPANDED TO HELP FARMERS REACH LOCAL FOOD MARKETS

April 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Federal Low Interest Financing Program Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets Washington, DC, April 29, 2016 – Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. USDA’s Farm […]

RELEASE: NSAC Comment on Harris Rider (“GIPSA Rider”)

April 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 FHoefner@sustainableagriculture.net   NSAC Press Statement on Passage of Harris Amendment We are deeply disturbed by the passage of the Harris amendment to prohibit USDA from protecting farmers as provided by the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 against anticompetitive, deceptive, fraudulent, retaliatory and other abusive business practices by […]

RELEASE: Proposed GIPSA Rider Aims to Silence America’s Contract Farmers

April 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Wolfe, 202-547-5754, PWolfe@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 FHoefner@sustainableagriculture.net   Proposed GIPSA Rider Aims to Silence America’s Contract Farmers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Speaks Out Against Anti-Farmer Maneuver Washington, DC, April 18, 2016 – Family farmers in the contract poultry industry thought their time had finally come. After years of struggling to eke […]

RELEASE: New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Producers Apply for Value Added Producer Grants

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wes King, 202-547-5754 WKing@sustainableagriculture.net   New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Producers Apply for Value Added Producer Grants The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published this free resource annually since 2012 Washington, DC, April 13, 2016 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announced the publication of their annual Farmers’ Guide to […]

RELEASE: Funding Available through Value-Added Producer Grant Program

April 8, 2016

For farmers, adding value to their products means adding revenue to their businesses, which also means more jobs

RELEASE: Agriculture Programs Help Veterans Launch Successful Careers in Farming

April 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik, NSAC, 202-547-5754, RKovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net Evan Eagan, FVC, (530) 419-6740, evan@farmvetco.org   Agriculture Programs Help Veterans Launch Successful Careers in Farming U.S. Air Force Veteran and Montana Farmer Testifies Before Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Washington, DC, April 5, 2016 – Spring is not just cherry blossom season here in the capital […]

RELEASE: Food LINC Initiative Connects Rural Farmers with Urban Buyers

April 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wes King, 202-547-5754, wking@sustainableagriculture.net Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754, gfogel@sustainableagriculture.net Food LINC Initiative Connects Rural Farmers with Urban Buyers USDA Initiative Designed to Strengthen Local and Regional Food Systems WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2016 – Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and 15 philanthropic […]

RELEASE: NFU and NSAC Join Letter Urging FSIS to Adopt Meaningful Grassfed Label Standard

March 23, 2016

A coalition of nine agricultural and consumer organizations today sent a letter urging USDA to reinstate a meaningful grassfed label

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 […]

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