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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 […]

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 […]

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