Press Releases


Release: NSAC Honors Iowan and Harkin Staff Member Mark Halverson

February 21, 2014

Release: NSAC Honors Iowan and Harkin Staff Member Mark Halverson February 21, 2014, Washington, DC – Iowan and staff member for Senator Tom Harkin, Mark Halverson, was honored January 29 at the annual meeting of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) for his decades-long leadership in the service of family farming, agricultural conservation, and progressive […]

Release: NSAC Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage

January 28, 2014

Release: NSAC Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage Contact: Ferd Hoefner, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net January 28, 2014, Washington, DC – The farm bill reported by the conference committee renews funding for a number of important programs that were left stranded by last year’s farm bill extension, but fails to make much-needed reforms in the structure of farm […]

Release: NSAC Statement on Farm Bill Payment Limit Reform

January 23, 2014

Release: NSAC Statement on Farm Bill Payment Limit Reform Washington, DC, January 23, 2014 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition issued the following statement and analysis today on the status of payment limitations for commodity programs in the farm bill: “The issue of payment limitations for commodity programs is one of the very few remaining […]

Release: Food and Drug Administration Announces Changes To Be Made to FSMA Rules

December 19, 2013

For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 or fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net Food and Drug Administration Announces Changes To Be Made to FSMA Rules Washington, D.C., December 19, 2013 – The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will be making significant changes to two of its proposed rules to implement the Food Safety […]

Release: Cover Crops and Crop Insurance – What’s the Connection? Webinar Announced

December 10, 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff Schahczenski, 406-494-4572 or jeffs@ncat.org Sophia Kruszewski, 202-547-5754 or sophia@sustainableagriculture.net National Webinar Announced on New USDA Cover Crop Termination Policy December 10, 2013 – The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) will host an important national webinar on January 23, 2014, to discuss the […]

Release: Farm Bill Loophole Closure Under Attack

December 5, 2013

For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 For more information: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Release: Farm Bill Loophole Closure Under Attack Washington, DC, December 5, 2013 – Ferd Hoefner, Policy Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing farm bill conference negotiations: “Rumor has it that a sticking point in the […]

Release: USDA Launches 2014 Sign-up for CSP – NSAC Provides Enrollment Information for Farmers

December 4, 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: Sophia Kruszewski or Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754 USDA Launches 2014 Sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program – NSAC Provides Helpful Enrollment Information for Farmers and Farm Groups Washington, DC, December 4, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the start of the 2014 enrollment process […]

Release: Funding and Resources Now Available for Farm Value-Added Projects

November 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2013 Contact: Ms. Eugene Kim, Policy Specialist, 202-547-5754 Funding and Resources Now Available for Farm Value-Added Projects Washington, DC, November 25, 2013 – In conjunction with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture inviting applications through its Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program, and in order to assist producers with the application process, the National […]

Release: NSAC Submits Comments to FDA on Proposed Food Safety Regulations

November 21, 2013

For Immediate Release NSAC Submits Comments to FDA on Proposed Food Safety Regulations Washington, DC, November 21, 2013 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has submitted comprehensive comments to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed regulations for produce safety and for preventive controls for facilities that manufacture human food.  NSAC also submitted comments […]

Release: NSAC Congratulates Farm to School Grant Awardees in 42 States and DC

November 19, 2013

NSAC Congratulates Farm to School Grant Awardees In 2009, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition launched a campaign to convince Congress to establish and fund a Farm to School grant program at USDA.  The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 invested $40 million in the new program.  Today, USDA announced the Fiscal Year 2014 grant recipients. […]

1 13 14 15 16 17 23

Archives

Receive Our Weekly Blog Roundup