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Conservation Reserve Program’s Transition Incentive a Success

February 28, 2012

For Immediate Release February 29, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Martha Noble 202-547-5754 Conservation Reserve Program’s Transition Incentive a Success Washington, DC February 29, 2012 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency this week announced it has allocated all the funding provided in the 2008 Farm Bill for the Conservation Reserve Program – Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP).  The […]

NSAC Comment on Conservation Letter to Congress

February 27, 2012

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release February 27, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 NSAC Comment on Conservation Letter Washington, D.C. February 27, 2012 — Today over 600 farm and conservation groups wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for a strong conservation title in the 2012 Farm Bill.  […]

NSAC Comments on Obama Ag and Farm Budget Proposals

February 13, 2012

For Immediate Release February 13, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Greg Fogel 202-547-5754 Washington, D.C. February 13, 2012 —  President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request sent to Congress today includes a smattering of 2012 Farm Bill proposals, including most prominently the same $32 billion in 10-year farm bill cuts he issued last September and a […]

Farmers Speak to the Value of Their Value-Added Producer Grants — USDA Announces Awards Today

February 3, 2012

For Immediate Release February 3, 2012 Contact: Helen Dombalis 202-547-5754 Farmers Speak to the Value of Their Value-Added Producer Grants — USDA Announces Awards Today — Washington, DC February 3, 2012 – Today USDA announced the recipients of the most recent rounds of Value-Added Producer Grants.  The awards, which cover two funding cycles, span 298 […]

Beginning Farmer Land Contract Program Launches

January 20, 2012

For Immediate Release January 19, 2012 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Beginning Farmer Land Contract Program Launches Washington, DC January 19, 2012 – As of January 3, 2012, the Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Land Contract Guarantee Program is available nationwide.  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) issued the final rule for this […]

2012 Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Extended

January 10, 2012

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release January 10, 2012 Contact: Greg Fogel or Ferd Hoefner 202-547-5754 Farmer Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Extended until January 27 Washington, D.C. January 10, 2012 – The cutoff date for farmers and ranchers to apply to participate in the 2012 sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program has […]

NSAC Comment on the GIPSA Contract Reform Final Rule

December 8, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release December 8, 2011 Contact: Martha Noble or Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 NSAC Comment on the GIPSA Contract Reform Final Rule Washington, D.C. December 8, 2011 — USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration will issue a rule on Friday that finalizes selected provisions of the GIPSA rule proposed in […]

Senate Champions Introduce Beginning Farmer Bill

November 10, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release November 10, 2011 Contact: Ferd Hoefner, Juli Obudzinski 202-547-5754 Senate Champions Introduce Beginning Farmer Bill Washington, D.C. November 10, 2011 – Ten Senators  today introduced the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011, a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the upcoming farm bill that highlights federal […]

Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress

November 1, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release November 1, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress Washington, D.C. November 1, 2011 – Today Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine and 35 original co-sponsors introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs […]

Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill

October 27, 2011

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition For Immediate Release October 27, 2011 Contact: Helen Dombalis, Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 Local and Regional Food Bill Prepared for Inclusion in New Farm Bill Washington, D.C. October 27, 2011 – Today Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine announced that next week they will introduce the Local […]

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