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Comment: NSAC Applauds USDA Announcement of Regional Food Business Centers

September 7, 2022


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Contact: Laura Zaks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net 

Tel. 347.563.6408

Comment: NSAC Applauds USDA Announcement of Regional Food Business Centers

Washington, DC, September 7, 2022 – In response to today’s announcement by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) of $400 million for Regional Food Business Centers, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Sophia Kruszewski, NSAC Deputy Policy Director: 

“The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition applauds USDA’s announcement of $400 million to establish Regional Food Business Centers. NSAC is pleased to see that USDA is structuring this critical investment in a way that builds on existing partnerships and initiatives and prioritizes resources where they are most needed. Local and regional food systems play an essential role in keeping our communities fed and thriving, particularly amidst significant disruptions (such as the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change,) in the global food system. By ensuring the Centers are rooted in the communities they serve and prioritize meeting the needs of underserved producers and food businesses, these investments in coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building will help bolster the ongoing viability and resilience of our local and regional supply chains. We look forward to seeing on the ground successes from these Centers.” 

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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 and get involved at: https://sustainableagriculture.net 


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