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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 […]

Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill

October 27, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release October 27, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill Washington, D.C. October 27, 2011 – Today Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine announced that next week they will introduce the Local […]

Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress to Include in Farm Bill

October 25, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release October 25, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress for Inclusion in New Farm Bill Washington, D.C. October 25, 2011 – House and Senate members today announced the introduction of  the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 [H.R. 3236], a […]

USDA Announces 2011 Farmers Market Promotion Program Awards

October 14, 2011

For Immediate Release October 13, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis 202-547-5754 USDA Announces 2011 Farmers Market Promotion Program Awards Washington, DC October 13, 2011 – Today USDA announced the recipients of this year’s Farmers Market Promotion Program awards.  The 2011 awards span 149 projects in 42 States and the District of Columbia and total $9.2 million […]

USDA Announces 2011 Beginning Farmer Awards and 2012 Request for Applications

September 30, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release September 30, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 USDA Awards $18 Million to Support Beginning Farmers Washington, D.C. September 30, 2011 – Today, USDA announced $18 million in grants to beginning farmers and ranchers at a press conference held in Washington, D.C.  USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan […]

NSAC Releases Letter to the Super Committee and Farm Bill Budget Views; Comments on Obama Farm Budget Proposals

September 20, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release September 20, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 NSAC Releases Letter to the Super Committee and Farm Bill Budget Views; Comments on Obama Farm Budget Proposals Washington, D.C. September 20, 2011 — The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urged the congressional deficit reduction or super committee today to take a […]

Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program

September 7, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release September 7, 2011 Contact: Greg Fogel or Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program Washington, DC September 7, 2011 – Today the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) releases an updated version of our popular Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program.  The Guide is intended […]

Tester – Now More Than Ever

August 23, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release August 17, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis 202-547-5754 Tester – Now More Than Ever Washington, DC August 17, 2011 – Some national produce industry groups seem to be exploiting a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria, thought to have originated in strawberries from an Oregon farm, for the […]

National Day of Action

June 28, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 National Day of Action to Preserve Conservation and Local Food Development Funding On June 28th, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and a broad coalition of farm, conservation, wildlife, and forestry organizations representing millions of Americans are joining forces for a […]

Farm Value-Added Grants Available

June 28, 2011

For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 . Farmers Have 60 Days to Apply for Value-Added Grants from USDA . Washington, DC June 28, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a notice inviting farmers to apply for Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG).  Today’s notice combines two year’s worth of funding […]

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