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Guest Post: New Pasa Report Unearths Soil Health Insights

April 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Franklin Egan, Director of Education at Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, an NSAC member organization. This article originally appeared in March 2021 on Pasa’s blog. Our new report offers fresh insights into how farmers can improve soil stewardship to more effectively protect ecosystems and communities, better withstand severe weather, and […]

RELEASE: New Farmers’ Guide to the Value-Added Producer Grant Program Published

March 12, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wes King, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition press@sustainableagriculture.net New Farmers’ Guide to the Value-Added Producer Grant Program PublishedNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announces updates to free guide, including new COVID-19 resources Washington, DC, March 12, 2021 – In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent announcement of at least $76 million in […]

Contract Farmers Now Eligible for CFAP Aid

February 22, 2021

Update 3/1/21: USDA has announced that the application deadline listed below of February 26 has been eliminated and USDA’s Farm Service Agency will continue to accept applications while the agency undergoes a review of the CFAP program. Interested applicants will have at least an additional 30 days to sign up after any decision is announced. […]

There is No Future for Sustainable Food and Farming Without Racial Justice

June 8, 2020

Last month, the world witnessed yet another killing of a Black person in America at the hands of police. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition grieves the murder of George Floyd and stands with those calling for justice for Mr. Floyd, for Ahmaud Arbery, for Tony McDade, for David McAtee, for Breonna Taylor, and for every […]

RELEASE: USDA’s COVID-19 Farmer Relief Will Leave Out Farmers Most Impacted by Crisis

May 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Deeble, Policy Director National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition USDA’s COVID-19 Farmer Relief Will Leave Out Farmers Most Impacted by Crisis Thousands of Farmers and Ranchers Working to Feed their Communities Will Not be Fairly Compensated for Losses Washington, DC, May 20, 2020 – Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced the impending opening […]

COMMENT: Brief NSAC Remarks on USDA’s Initial CARES Act Funding Announcement

April 17, 2020

Washington, DC, April 17, 2020 – This comment was issued on Friday, April 17, 2020 in response to the late evening initial announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its plans for disbursing direct aid for agricultural producers from the CARES Act. Comments should be attributed to Eric Deeble, Policy Director: “The Secretary’s plan […]

RELEASE: NSAC Applauds First Step Toward Aid for Farmers in Senate Pandemic Package

March 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric DeebleNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net RELEASE: NSAC Applauds First Step Toward Aid for Farmers in Senate Pandemic Package National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Commends Congress for Important First Step Toward Supporting Farmers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Washington, DC, March 25, 2020 – Today, Senate leadership announced a bipartisan deal on a new […]

NSAC’s Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

NSAC and our 130+ members are collaborating, and organizing to support farmers, food system workers, and families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELEASE: Newly Updated Farmers’ Guide to the Value-Added Producer Grant Program Published

January 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik or Wes King National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition P: 202-547-5754, E: rkovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net, wking@sustainableagriculture.net Newly Updated Farmers’ Guide to the Value-Added Producer Grant Program Published National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition announces updates to their detailed online guide Washington, DC, January 15, 2020 – In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent […]

RELEASE: FY 2020 House Agriculture Appropriations Bill Proposes to Block ERS NIFA Relocation

May 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reana Kovalcik National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 202-547-5754, rkovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net FY 2020 House Agriculture Appropriations Bill Proposes to Block ERS NIFA RelocationNSAC applauds agriculture appropriators for proposal to block ERS NIFA relocation and realignment, investments in sustainable agriculture priorities Washington, DC, May 22, 2019 – This morning the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee released […]

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