Appropriations Priorities


Note: Congress has not yet completed the appropriations process for FY18, please see our final conference letter for levels requested in FY18.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s appropriations priorities are determined annually by our member organizations.  Our Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations priorities include the following funding requests:

Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $10 million, plus no cuts to mandatory farm bill funding

Farm Service Agency Ownership and Operating Loans
NSAC FY 2019 Request = Full funding based on identified need

Conservation, Energy, and Environment

Conservation Stewardship Program and other Farm Bill conservation programs
NSAC FY 2019 Request = no cuts to mandatory farm bill funding

Conservation Technical Assistance
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $760.7 million

Food Safety

National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $10 million

Rural Development and Local Food

Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $15 million, plus no cuts to mandatory farm bill funding

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (also known as ATTRA)
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $2.75 million

Sustainable and Organic Research

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program
NSAC FY 2019 Request = $40 million

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