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COMMENT: NSAC Responds as House of Representatives Advances Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

November 19, 2021

NSAC Responds as House of Representatives Advances Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

$20 Million Now Available for Organic Transition and Certification Cost-Share

November 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide $20 million in pandemic assistance to cover certification, education, and other expenses for agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.

Comment: NSAC Responds to the Retirement Announcement of Senator Leahy 

November 15, 2021

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) congratulates Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on his upcoming retirement and thanks the Senator for his many years of service and commitment to advancing sustainable agriculture and local food systems.

ELECT COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO INFLUENCE FARM POLICY AT LOCAL LEVEL

November 8, 2021

FSA County Committee elections and Urban County Committee elections are underway in certain counties. Submit your ballot by December 6th.

Farmer’s Guide to CART

November 8, 2021

Fall is here, and it has brought with it new Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) program deadlines! NRCS recently unveiled a comprehensive list of program deadlines by state for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This list has information on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program […]

COMMENT: NSAC Responds to USDA’s Pandemic Support for Certified Organic and Transitioning Operations

November 4, 2021

NSAC Responds to USDA’s Pandemic Support for Certified Organic and Transitioning Operations

RELEASE: NSAC Urges Congress to Pass Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

October 28, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net  Tel. 347.563.6408 Release: NSAC Urges Congress to Pass Historic Budget Reconciliation Package  Funding Prioritizes Climate Solutions for Agriculture Washington, DC, October 28, 2021 – Today, Congress shared language from the proposed budget reconciliation bill, Providing for reconciliation pursuant to S. Con. Res. 14, the […]

From Supply Chains to Regenerative Agricultural Practices, NIFA Awards Over $146 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Systems Research

October 28, 2021

This year, fifteen projects were awarded grants to address a range of agricultural issues including groundwater use, decreasing food waste in the food supply chain, regenerative practices, and algal feed additives for dairy cows.

$12 Million in Grants Available to Support Farm to School Projects

October 26, 2021

October is National Farm to School Month! USDA just announced the opening of the fiscal year 2022 Farm to School (F2S) Grant Program request for applications (RFA) and the availability of $12 million for grants. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2022.

SARE Roundup: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Opportunities

October 21, 2021

This is the latest in a series of periodic blog posts on the happenings in each of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) regions, focusing on project solicitations and grant award announcements.

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