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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 […]

Beginning Farmer Land Contract Program Launches

January 20, 2012

For Immediate Release January 19, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Beginning Farmer Land Contract Program Launches Washington, DC January 19, 2012 – As of January 3, 2012, the Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Land Contract Guarantee Program is available nationwide.  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) issued the final rule for this […]

2012 Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Extended

January 10, 2012

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release January 10, 2012 Contact: Greg Fogel or Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 Farmer Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Extended until January 27 Washington, D.C. January 10, 2012 – The cutoff date for farmers and ranchers to apply to participate in the 2012 sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program has […]

NSAC Comment on the GIPSA Contract Reform Final Rule

December 8, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release December 8, 2011 Contact: Martha Noble or Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comment on the GIPSA Contract Reform Final Rule Washington, D.C. December 8, 2011 — USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration will issue a rule on Friday that finalizes selected provisions of the GIPSA rule proposed in […]

Senate Champions Introduce Beginning Farmer Bill

November 10, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release November 10, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski 202-547-5754 Senate Champions Introduce Beginning Farmer Bill Washington, D.C. November 10, 2011 – Ten Senators  today introduced the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011, a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the upcoming farm bill that highlights federal […]

Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress

November 1, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release November 1, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress Washington, D.C. November 1, 2011 – Today Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine and 35 original co-sponsors introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs […]

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