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Release: FDA Still Sitting on Rule for Local Food Farmers

August 1, 2013

FDA Still Sitting on Rule for Local Food Farmers On the heels of its release of two new proposed rules for imported food, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given no indication of when it plans to implement a critical piece of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) meant to clarify rules for local […]

FDA Still Sitting on Rule for Local Food Farmers

August 1, 2013

For Immediate Release August 1, 2013 FDA Still Sitting on Rule for Local Food Farmers On the heels of its release of two new proposed rules for imported food, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given no indication of when it plans to implement a critical piece of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) […]

Release: Groups Urge Full and Fair Farm Bill Now

July 18, 2013

For Immediate Release July 18, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 GROUPS URGE FULL AND FAIR FARM BILL NOW Today 243 food and farm organizations from around the country called on Congress to appoint conferees and get to work immediately on producing a final full and fair Farm Bill before the current farm bill extension expires […]

For Immediate Release: Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline Extended to June 14

May 28, 2013

For Immediate Release:  Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline Extended to June 14 Deadline Extended:  On May 28, USDA/NRCS extended the deadline for the filing of the initial application form to participate in CSP for 2013 until June 14, 2013. Washington, D.C., May 28, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced […]

Release: NSAC Comments on House Farm Bill Markup

May 16, 2013

For Immediate Release NSAC COMMENTS ON HOUSE FARM BILL MARKUP Washington, DC, May 16 – The House Agriculture Committee late last night voted a new five-year farm bill out of committee by a vote of 36-10.  The bill includes a variety of major priorities of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, along with several serious setbacks […]

Release: NSAC Comments on Senate Farm Bill Markup

May 14, 2013

For Immediate Release NSAC COMMENTS ON SENATE FARM BILL MARKUP Washington, DC, May 14 – The Senate Agriculture Committee today voted a new five-year farm bill out of committee by a vote of 15-5.  The committee bill maintains the historic reforms to commodity subsidies included in last year’s bill that limit payments to the operator […]

NSAC Endorses the Farm Program Integrity Act of 2013 in the House of Representatives

May 10, 2013

For Immediate Release May 10, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Endorses the Farm Program Integrity Act of 2013 Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 9, Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced the Farm Program Integrity Act of 2013 (H.R. 1932) in the House of Representatives to restore integrity and fiscal responsibility to the commodity program […]

For Immediate Release: Grants for Farm and Rural Business Development Announced

May 2, 2013

For Immediate Release May 2, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Grants for Farm and Rural Business Development Announced Washington, D.C., May 2, 2013 – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that over 110 agricultural producers from 43 states will receive nearly $16.8 million in grants from the 2012 round of the Value-Added Producer Grants program.  […]

Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31

May 1, 2013

On May 1, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 sign up of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be due on May 31.  USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept slightly more than 12 million acres into the program. While CSP enrollment is continuous, interested farmers, ranchers, […]

For Immediate Release: Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31

May 1, 2013

For Immediate Release May 1, 2013 Contact: Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754 Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31 Washington, D.C., May 1, 2013 — Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 sign up of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be due by May 31.  USDA’s Natural […]

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