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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 […]

For Immediate Release: Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Expand Opportunities for the Next Generation of Farmers

April 25, 2013

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Expand Opportunities for the Next Generation of Farmers Washington, D.C., April 25, 2013 – Today, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Representative Tim Walz of Minnesota announced the introduction of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013 in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The two identical […]

For Immediate Release: Resources Available for Farmers and Ranchers Interested in Conservation Stewardship Program

April 16, 2013

New Information Available for Farmers and Ranchers Interested in 2013 Enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program Washington, D.C. April 16, 2013 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will very shortly begin the 2013 enrollment process for farmers and ranchers who want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).  Over 12 million acres of […]

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Boost Economic Growth, Create Jobs, and Provide Healthy Food

April 9, 2013

For Immediate Release April 9, 2013 For More Information Contact: Ferd Hoefner, NSAC Policy Director, 202-547-5754 Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Boost Economic Growth, Create Jobs, and Provide Healthy Food Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013 – Today, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act […]

For Immediate Release: Conservation Stewardship Program Back on Track With Passage of Government Funding Bill

March 21, 2013

For Immediate Release: Conservation Stewardship Program Back on Track With Passage of Government Funding Bill Washington, D.C. March 21, 2013 – A bill to fund the federal government for the remaining six months of fiscal year 2013 is now awaiting the President’s signature. The House of Representatives passed the government funding bill on Thursday morning […]

For Immediate Release: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition comment on Merrigan Resignation

March 15, 2013

For Immediate Release March 15, 2013 Contact: Susan Prolman 202-547-5754, sprolman@sustainableagriculture.net National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition comment on Merrigan Resignation Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has finished four very solid years as second in command at the US Department of Agriculture. Over the years, she has built an impressive record of accomplishment, particularly with respect to the […]

Farmers Speak Out On 2013 Farm Bill and Stranded Sustainable Agriculture Programs

March 8, 2013

For Immediate Release March 5, 2013 Contact: Sarah Hackney 863-244-1529, shackney@sustainableagriculture.net Photographs available; full list of participating farmers and ranchers available upon request Farmers Speak Out On 2013 Farm Bill and Stranded Sustainable Agriculture Programs Washington, DC – This week over 60 independent family farmers and ranchers from 24 states met with their legislators in […]

For Immediate Release: Senate Budget Plan Includes Fix to Farm Bill Extension Fiasco

February 14, 2013

For Immediate Release February 14, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Senate Budget Plan Includes Fix to Farm Bill Extension Fiasco Washington, DC – The fiscal package announced today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) proposes to correct the disastrous farm bill extension measure agreed to by the White House and Senate Minority Leader behind […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Endorses Protect Our Prairies Act

February 14, 2013

For Immediate Release February 14, 2013 Contact: Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754 NSAC Endorses Protect Our Prairies Act Washington, DC – On Thursday, February 14, Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Tim Walz (D-MN), along with six additional cosponsors, introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect our nation’s remaining native prairies and prime grasslands. The Protect Our Prairies Act creates […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Endorses Farm Program Integrity Act

February 12, 2013

For Immediate Release February 12, 2013 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Endorses Farm Program Integrity Act Washington, DC – On Tuesday, February 12, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill that would restore integrity and fiscal responsibility in federal farm policy during this time […]

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