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Comment: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) responds to Senate Agriculture Appropriations Approval of FY 2022 Bill

August 4, 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Zaks
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
press@sustainableagriculture.net / Tel: 347.563.6408

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2021 – In response to the markup of the “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022” by the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Eric Deeble, Policy Director: 

“The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition commends Senate appropriators for coming together in a bipartisan manner to provide robust funding for many priorities of the sustainable agriculture community. This brings us one step closer to a final spending package for agriculture for the coming fiscal year, one that invests in addressing climate change, increases funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), and bolsters local and regional food systems through investments in small and very small meat and poultry processing and healthy food access at farmers markets.” 

“NSAC is pleased to see the Senate Appropriations Committee provide a $5 million increase to SARE (for a total of $45 million), along with investments in addressing climate change, including $15 million for a new Working Lands Resiliency Program. However, we also recognize that the level of investment is insufficient when compared to the scale of the problem. That is why we are looking to the Senate Budget Committee’s forthcoming Budget Reconciliation package to provide the kind of investments in climate-smart agriculture that are essential to meeting the challenge of our times and to ensuring American agriculture can meet the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”

For more detailed information about the FY2022 Appropriations visit NSAC’s Agriculture Appropriations Chart.


About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more: https://sustainableagriculture.net/

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