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Weekly Update – December 14-18, 2009

December 21, 2009

Support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition! On your screen right now is the last NSAC Weekly Update of 2009!  Don’t miss out on the chance to show your support for NSAC and the Weekly Update with an end-of-the-year tax deductible donation. If you have found the information in the NSAC Weekly Update useful, the analysis […]

Weekly Update – December 7-11, 2009

December 14, 2009

Support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition! Each week the NSAC staff attend hearings and mark-ups and sift through the Federal Register, agency notices from the USDA and EPA, and Capitol Hill updates to bring you the most up-to-the-minute information about federal farm, food, and environmental policy along with critical, expert analysis.  The finished product is […]

Weekly Update – December 7 2009

December 7, 2009

LAST WEEK House Agriculture Committee Hearings on Climate Change Legislation:  Last week, the House Agriculture Committee held two hearings on climate change and agriculture. Wednesday’s hearing focused on economic impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector.  Thursday’s hearing addressed the potential costs and benefits of agricultural offsets in cap and trade schemes in pending […]

Weekly Update – November 23, 2009

December 2, 2009

ACTION NEEDED Comments Due Today on the Rural  Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP): Comments are due today, November 23rd, on the proposed rule for the new Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP).  RMAP was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide loans and grants to Micro-enterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) that support micro-enterprise development in rural areas.  While the law directs […]