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Comment: NSAC Applauds Introduction of SARE Bill

December 22, 2022


For Immediate Release

Contact Laura Zaks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net

Comment: NSAC Applauds Introduction of SARE Bill

Washington, DC, December 22, 2022 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Mike Lavender, NSAC Interim Policy Director, in response to the release of Representative Schrier’s H.R. 9667.

“The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is pleased to see Congress’s continued support for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). H.R.9667 introduced yesterday by Representative Schrier (D-WA) is a positive and important step in continuing to strengthen this critical research program. SARE has been funding regionally based, farmer-driven, and outcome-oriented research and education for more than 30 years. It is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)competitive research program exclusively focused on sustainable agriculture. SARE involves farmers and ranchers directly as the primary investigators and cooperators in research and education projects.”

“NSAC applauds the inclusion of resilience and climate mitigation as research focus areas within SARE, the expansion of SARE’s regional councils to include a representative from 1890 and 1994 land grant institutions, or Hispanic-serving institutions, and the increased funding authorization from $60 million to $100 million. NSAC appreciates Representative Schrier’s leadership on this bill and what it can do to bolster sustainable agriculture research.  NSAC urges Congress to continue to support programs like SARE that are vital to creating a more sustainable and resilient future for agriculture.” 

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