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For Immediate Release: NSAC Releases Applicant Resource Guide for Value-Added Producer Grants

August 29, 2012

For Immediate Release August 29, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Helen Dombalis, 202-547-5754 NSAC Releases Applicant Resource Guide for Value-Added Producer Grants Washington, DC – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released a Farmers’ Guide to Value-Added Producer Grant Funding.  This guide is being released on the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement […]

NSAC Comments on House Farm Bill Extension Bill

July 27, 2012

For Immediate Release July 27, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comments on House Farm Bill Extension Bill NSAC vehemently opposes the dirty extension bill filed today by House majority leadership.  Passage of this bill would ensure there is no action this year on the 2012 Farm Bill.  It prevents agricultural reform from happening.  It […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Comments on House Agriculture Committee Markup and Passage

July 12, 2012

For Immediate Release July 12, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comments on House Agriculture Committee Markup and Passage Washington, DC – The House Agriculture Committee voted a new farm bill out of committee early this morning by a vote of 35-11.  The bill is projected to generate $35 billion in savings over the next […]

Release: NSAC Applauds House Agriculture Committee for Adopting Fudge-Fortenberry Microloan Amendment

July 11, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 NSAC Applauds House Agriculture Committee for Adopting Fudge-Fortenberry Microloan Amendment Washington, DC – Today the House Agriculture Committee adopted by voice vote an important amendment to its draft farm bill that will authorize microlending programs within USDA. “Capital is the number one need of young […]

Release: NSAC Pleased with House Agriculture Committee Adoption of Pingree-Ellmers-Gibson Farm to School Amendment

July 11, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Helen Dombalis, 202-547-5754 NSAC Pleased with House Agriculture Committee Adoption of Pingree-Ellmers-Gibson Farm to School Amendment Washington, DC – Today the House Agriculture Committee adopted an important amendment to its draft farm bill that will authorize certain farm to school programs. “We applaud the Committee for adopting this […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Comments on House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Draft

July 6, 2012

For Immediate Release July 6, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754   NSAC Comments on House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Draft Washington, DC — Yesterday Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson released their draft farm bill ahead of the House Agriculture Committee’s farm bill markup next week.  The bill generates $35 billion in savings […]

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. […]

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