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COMMENT: NSAC Applauds Recording-Breaking CCRP Enrollment

October 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik, 202-547-5754, rkovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754, gfogel@sustainableagriculture.net CCRP enrolls record-breaking number of sensitive lands in FY 2016 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) applauds the robust outreach efforts of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), thanks to which the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program’s (CCRP) fiscal year (FY) 2016 enrollment is the highest on […]

PRESS RELEASE: Grant Awards for Value-Added Business Development Highlight Local, Organic, and Niche Markets

October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Fogel, 202-547-5754, gfogel@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net Grant Awards for Value-Added Business Development Highlight Local, Organic, and Niche Markets Washington, D.C., October 27, 2016 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on its recently announced Value-Added Producer Grants Program (VAPG) awards. The announcement of […]

COMMENT: NSAC Applauds USDA for Moving Forward with Farmer Fair Practices Rules

October 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Wolfe, 202-547-574, pwolfe@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-574, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net NSAC Applauds USDA for Moving Forward with Farmer Fair Practices Rules Washington, DC, Oct 14, 2016 – We thank Secretary Vilsack for moving forward on the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) “Farmer Fair Practices Rules”, which were sent today by USDA to the […]

When It Comes to Food Safety, Farmers Need the Right On-Ramp

October 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sophia Kruszewski, 202-547-5754, skruszewski@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-574, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net   When It Comes to Food Safety, Farmers Need the Right On-Ramp For many farmers, starting with Good Agricultural Practices may be the best first step Washington, DC, Oct 13, 2016 – Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) finalization of its “Produce […]

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Applauds Action to Preserve Grassfed Label

September 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754   National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Applauds Action to Preserve Grassfed Label Ongoing oversight will be needed to prevent against misleading label claims Washington, DC, September 30, 2016 – In response to significant criticism from producers and consumers of sustainable meats following their revocation of the grassfed label claim in early […]

RELEASE: Farm Credit Shortfall Must Be Addressed Swiftly

September 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Farm Credit Shortfall Must Be Addressed Swiftly Farm and financial organizations appeal to Congress to shore up Farm Service Agency farm loan programs in both the Continuing Resolution and the final appropriations bill Washington, DC, September 15, 2016 – Farming communities and agricultural groups applauded […]

COMMENT: NSAC Applauds USDA, Congress for Filling Farm Operating Loan Gap

September 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) applauds USDA and the congressional agriculture appropriators who have answered the call of farmers across the country and allocated up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operating loans. Thanks to this reprogramming, nearly 2,000 approved loan applicants […]

Cultivating America’s next generation of farmers and ranchers

August 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754, JObudzinski@sustainableagriculture.net   Community-based and non-profit organizations to lead cultivation of America’s next generation of farmers and ranchers USDA invests $18 million in Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program projects Washington, DC, August 18, 2016 – The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is the only U.S. Department […]

PRESS COMMENT: OFRF Report Highlights Successes, Opportunities for Growth in Organic Research

August 16, 2016

Contact: Sarah Hackney, 202-547-5754, shackney@sustainableagriculture.net Press Comment: OFRF Report Highlights Successes, Opportunities for Growth in Organic Research August 16, 2016, Washington, DC – The following are comments from Juli Obudzinski, Senior Policy Specialist, on the release today of the Organic Farming Research Foundation’s timely report analyzing USDA organic research funding: “Demand for organic food is […]

RELEASE: NSAC Issues Special Reports on New Food Safety Rules

August 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sophia Kruszewski, 202-547-5754, skruszewski@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net   National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Releases Special Reports on New Food Safety Rules Washington, DC, August 2, 2016 – Today the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released its first two “Special Reports” on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new food safety rules for […]

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