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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 […]

Action Alert – 2012 Farm Bill: It’s Now or Never

September 12, 2012

Dear Supporter, This is it.  It’s make or break time for the 2012 Farm Bill. What’s on the table?    Hands-on training and tools for beginning farmers and ranchers.    Support for cutting-edge organic and sustainable research.    New infrastructure – like ‘food hubs’ and innovative marketing tools – that helps farmers take advantage of […]

Action Alert – Congress – don’t play politics with disaster aid.

September 12, 2012

Dear Supporter, In the face of the most disastrous, widespread drought in a generation, what’s the worst possible thing Congress could do? Play politics with disaster aid?  It’s happening. Cut conservation programs – the very ones that help farmers protect themselves from the worst ravages of drought?  It’s about to happen. Help us tell Congress […]

USDA Announces 2012 Beginning Farmer Awards

August 30, 2012

For Immediate Release August 30, 2012 (updated August 31, 2012) Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 USDA Announces 2012 Beginning Farmer Awards Washington, DC, August 30, 2012 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $18 million in funding to support new farmer training and education programs at the 2012 Farm Progress Show in Boone, […]

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 […]

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