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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 […]

FDA Final Rule Provides Needed Clarity for Local Food Producers

July 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sophia Kruszewski, 810-441-9947 Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754   FDA Final Rule Provides Needed Clarity for Local Food Producers Washington, D.C., July 13, 2016 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) welcomes the issuance of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule amending the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for food […]

PRESS COMMENT: Poultry Industry Reforms Must Consider Farmer Welfare, Too

June 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik, 202-547-5754, Rkovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net Poultry Industry Reforms Must Consider Farmer Welfare, Too In any conversation about chicken farming, there ought to be concern equally for the welfare of the chickens and for the farmers who raise them. We at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) welcome the recent news of proposed animal welfare upgrades from […]

RELEASE: Poultry Farmer Stands Up for Contract Growers, Delivers Petition on Capitol Hill

June 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Wolfe, 202-547-5754, PWolfe@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754 FHoefner@sustainableagriculture.net   Poultry Farmer Stands Up for Contract Growers, Delivers Petition on Capitol Hill Contract Poultry Farmer Joins Ag and Government Accountability Groups to Deliver 60,000+ Signature Petition to Congress in Support of Rights for Contract Farmers Washington, DC, June 16, 2016 – Nestled […]

RELEASE: Farm Groups and Farm Lenders Appeal for Assistance During Credit Crunch

June 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754, jobudzinski@sustainableagriculture.net Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754, fhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net Farm Groups and Farm Lenders Appeal for Assistance During Credit Crunch Washington, DC, June 2, 2016 – Operating loans are the lifeblood of farming. They help farmers get crops in the ground, by financing needed supplies and equipment, and when necessary, refinancing earlier loans. The federal government […]

RELEASE: New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Organic Producers Apply for Buffer Initiative

May 13, 2016

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announces the publication of their Organic Farmers’ Guide

RELEASE: FEDERAL LOW INTEREST FINANCING PROGRAM EXPANDED TO HELP FARMERS REACH LOCAL FOOD MARKETS

April 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ferd Hoefner or Juli Obudzinski, 202-547-5754 Federal Low Interest Financing Program Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets Washington, DC, April 29, 2016 – Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. USDA’s Farm […]

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