Appropriations Priorities


The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s appropriations priorities are determined annually by our member organizations.  Our Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 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 2017 Request = $10 million, plus no changes to mandatory spending

Direct Farm Ownership and Operating Loans
NSAC FY 2017 Request = $1.5 billion for Ownership Loans and $1.46 billion for Operating Loans

Conservation, Energy, and Environment

Conservation Stewardship Program and other Farm Bill conservation programs
NSAC FY 2017 Request = no cuts to mandatory farm bill program funding

Conservation Technical Assistance
NSAC FY 2017 Request = $760.7 million

Food Safety

National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance
NSAC FY 2017 Request = $10 million

Rural Development and Local Food

Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program
NSAC FY 2017 Request = $15 million, plus no changes to mandatory spending

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (also known as ATTRA)
NSAC FY 2017 Request = $2.75 million

Sustainable and Organic Research

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program

NSAC FY 2017 Request = $30 million