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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 […]

For Immediate Release: NSAC Statement on FDA Release of Food Safety Rules

January 4, 2013

For Immediate Release January 4, 2013 Contact: Ariane Lotti, 202-547-5754 NSAC Statement on FDA Release of Food Safety Rules Washington, DC – Today, the Food and Drug Administration released much-anticipated proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production.  Releasing these rules is a major step in the implementation of […]

January 1 Farm Bill Extension Deal is a Disaster for Farmers

January 1, 2013

For Immediate Release January 1, 2013 January 1 Farm Bill Extension Deal is a Disaster for Farmers Washington, DC – The farm bill extension deal reached in negotiations between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden is a disaster for farmers and the American people.  The nine month extension measure was attached […]

For Immediate Release: USDA Announces First-Ever Round of Farm to School Grants

November 14, 2012

For Immediate Release November 14, 2012 Contact: Helen Dombalis 202-547-5754 USDA Announces First-Ever Round of Farm to School Grants Washington, DC November 14, 2012 – Today USDA announced the recipients of the first-ever round of Farm to School Grants.  The awards span 68 projects in 37 States and the District of Columbia and total $4.5 […]

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