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Federal grants aim to bring local food to school tables

April 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Helen Dombalis, 202-547-5754 Federal grants aim to bring local food to school tables Program aims to sustain and grow local food producers while nourishing America’s schools WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Agriculture today announced new funding that aims to provide fresh, healthy food for children […]

Senate Bill Will Restore Common Sense Rules to Farm Subsidies

March 21, 2012

For Immediate Release March 21, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski 202-547-5754 Senate Bill Will Restore Common Sense Rules to Farm Subsidies Washington, DC March 21, 2012 – On Wednesday, March 21, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced a bipartisan bill that would place a hard cap on farm payments and […]

Farming for the Future: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Releases its 2012 Farm Bill Platform

March 19, 2012

Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released its comprehensive 2012 Farm Bill policy platform, Farming for the Future: A Sustainable Agriculture Agenda for the 2012 Food & Farm Bill. With a round of Senate Agriculture Committee hearings complete and House Agriculture Committee field hearings underway, Congress is hard at work writing a new farm bill.  […]

Arkansas Farmer Testifies at Senate Agriculture Committee Local Food Hearing

March 7, 2012

Washington, DC March 6, 2012 – Arkansas farmer Jody Hardin has been selected as a witness to testify Wednesday before Senators in Washington, DC.  Hardin is the sole farmer from around the country chosen to testify at an upcoming hearing held by the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on “Healthy Food Initiatives, […]

Farmers and Ranchers Travel to Washington, DC to Speak Out on the 2012 Farm Bill

March 7, 2012

Farmers Speak Out On 2012 Farm Bill — Family Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Advocates to Testify Before Congress — Washington, DC March 6, 2012 – On Tuesday and Wednesday, nearly 30 independent family farmers and ranchers from 17 states are traveling to Capitol Hill to share their stories and speak out for crucial farm bill […]

Federal Investments in Local Food Boost Economic Growth — USDA Releases Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Report and Compass

February 29, 2012

For Immediate Release February 29, 2012 Contact: Helen Dombalis, 202-547-5754 Washington, DC, February 29, 2012 – Today USDA released a comprehensive report on its Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, launched in 2009 to enhance coordination among federal programs that in various ways help to build local and regional farm and food systems. “This […]

Conservation Reserve Program’s Transition Incentive a Success

February 28, 2012

For Immediate Release February 29, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Martha Noble 202-547-5754 Conservation Reserve Program’s Transition Incentive a Success Washington, DC February 29, 2012 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency this week announced it has allocated all the funding provided in the 2008 Farm Bill for the Conservation Reserve Program – Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP).  The […]

NSAC Comment on Conservation Letter to Congress

February 27, 2012

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release February 27, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 NSAC Comment on Conservation Letter Washington, D.C. February 27, 2012 — Today over 600 farm and conservation groups wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for a strong conservation title in the 2012 Farm Bill.  […]

NSAC Comments on Obama Ag and Farm Budget Proposals

February 13, 2012

For Immediate Release February 13, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Greg Fogel 202-547-5754 Washington, D.C. February 13, 2012 —  President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request sent to Congress today includes a smattering of 2012 Farm Bill proposals, including most prominently the same $32 billion in 10-year farm bill cuts he issued last September and a […]

Farmers Speak to the Value of Their Value-Added Producer Grants — USDA Announces Awards Today

February 3, 2012

For Immediate Release February 3, 2012 Contact: Helen Dombalis 202-547-5754 Farmers Speak to the Value of Their Value-Added Producer Grants — USDA Announces Awards Today — Washington, DC February 3, 2012 – Today USDA announced the recipients of the most recent rounds of Value-Added Producer Grants.  The awards, which cover two funding cycles, span 298 […]

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