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Release: Funding and Resources Now Available for Farm Value-Added Projects

November 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2013 Contact: Ms. Eugene Kim, Policy Specialist, 202-547-5754 Funding and Resources Now Available for Farm Value-Added Projects Washington, DC, November 25, 2013 – In conjunction with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture inviting applications through its Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program, and in order to assist producers with the application process, the National […]

Release: NSAC Submits Comments to FDA on Proposed Food Safety Regulations

November 21, 2013

For Immediate Release NSAC Submits Comments to FDA on Proposed Food Safety Regulations Washington, DC, November 21, 2013 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has submitted comprehensive comments to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed regulations for produce safety and for preventive controls for facilities that manufacture human food.  NSAC also submitted comments […]

Release: NSAC Congratulates Farm to School Grant Awardees in 42 States and DC

November 19, 2013

NSAC Congratulates Farm to School Grant Awardees In 2009, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition launched a campaign to convince Congress to establish and fund a Farm to School grant program at USDA.  The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 invested $40 million in the new program.  Today, USDA announced the Fiscal Year 2014 grant recipients. […]

Release: NSAC Comment on Senator Grassley’s Release of the GAO Report on Farm Subsidy Waste and Abuse

October 8, 2013

For Immediate Release October 8, 2013 For more information: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Release: NSAC Comment on Senator Grassley’s Release of the GAO Report on Farm Subsidy Waste and Abuse Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013 – Today, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that details continuing serious problems with the implementation […]

Release: Now is the Time for Farmers and Concerned Consumers to Comment on Massive New Food Safety Regulations

October 3, 2013

For Immediate Release October 3, 2013 For more information: Ariane Lotti, 202-547-5754 Now is the Time for Farmers and Concerned Consumers to Comment on Massive New Food Safety Regulations Washington, DC, October 3, 2013 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) launched a campaign to improve deeply flawed federal food safety regulations that will […]

Release: FDA Begins Much-Needed Environmental Impact Process for Produce Safety Regulations

August 16, 2013

Release: FDA Begins Much-Needed Environmental Impact Process for Produce Safety Regulations Washington, DC, August 16, 2013 – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed produce safety regulations released for public comment in January.  Initially, the agency decided that it did […]

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Taps Former RE-AMP Coordinator as Managing Director

August 5, 2013

For Immediate Release August 5, 2013 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Taps Former RE-AMP Coordinator as Managing Director Washington, D.C. August 5, 2013 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announced today that Jeremy Emmi, J.D., former RE-AMP Coordinator and former Executive Director of Michigan Nature Association, has been named as its new Managing Director.  NSAC […]

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 […]

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