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For Immediate Release: NSAC BACKS PASSAGE OF SENATE FARM BILL, ENCOURAGES URGENT HOUSE ACTION

June 21, 2012

For Immediate Release June 20, 2012 Contact:  Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC BACKS PASSAGE OF SENATE FARM BILL, ENCOURAGES URGENT HOUSE ACTION Washington, DC – Today, the Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act by a vote of 64-35.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition supported passage of the farm bill as amended after three […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Pleased with Senate Farm Bill Amendment Votes

June 20, 2012

For Immediate Release June 20, 2012 Contact:  Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Pleased with Senate Farm Bill Amendment Votes Washington, DC – Today, the Senate voted on a series of amendments to its version of the 2012 Farm Bill. NSAC Policy Director Ferd Hoefner commented, “The bill reported by the Committee has been significantly improved these […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Comments on Proposed USDA Microloan Program

May 23, 2012

For Immediate Release May 23, 2012 Contact:  Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comments on Proposed USDA Microloan Program Washington, DC – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule for a new microloan program that would be part of the suite of credit options available to farmers through the Farm Service Agency (FSA).  The new […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Comments on Senate Farm Bill Markup and Passage

April 26, 2012

For Immediate Release April 26, 2012 Contact:  Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comments on Senate Farm Bill Markup and Passage Washington, DC – The Senate Agriculture Committee voted a new farm bill out of committee today by a vote of 16-5.  The committee bill saves $23 billion over the next ten years according to budget estimates. […]

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 […]

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