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Comment: NSAC Applauds Appointment of Adrienne Wojciechowski to Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at USDA

July 28, 2021

Contact:  Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionpress@sustainableagriculture.net Comment: NSAC Applauds Appointment of Adrienne Wojciechowski to Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at USDA  Washington, DC, July 28, 2021 – In response to the announcement of President Biden’s appointment of Adrienne Wojciechowski to serve as Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), NSAC […]

Investments and Opportunities for Input on Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure

July 23, 2021

USDA recently announced over $600 million in future investments to support and increase processing capacity through grants, loans, and technical assistance to address concentration within the meat and poultry sectors, as well as small plant fee relief.  On July 16th, 2021 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a notice in the Federal Register, seeking […]

Unpacking the House Appropriations Committee FY 2022 Agriculture Funding Bill

July 22, 2021

On June 30th, the House Appropriations Committee marked up and approved its fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agriculture Spending bill. The full House Appropriations Committee markup and approval followed the Agriculture Subcommittee’s approval of the funding bill on Friday, June 12. The agriculture appropriations bill includes funding for a wide range of farm and food programs, […]

The Case for Next Generation Crop Insurance

July 15, 2021

Recently, the AGree Economic and Environmental Risk Coalition (AGree E2 Coalition) released a new paper: The Case for Next Generation Crop Insurance. The comprehensive paper reviews mounting scientific evidence for the risk reduction benefits of agricultural conservation practices as well as policy barriers to broad adoption, before proposing recommendations to bring the federal crop insurance […]

UPDATE: EXTENSION ON USDA REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY

July 15, 2021

USDA is requesting input from the public on how it can advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, “Identifying Barriers in USDA Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities at USDA.” USDA is hoping to identify barriers that Black, […]

RELEASE: NSAC Applauds USDA Announcement of $500 Million for Expanded Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity

July 9, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Zaks, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionpress@sustainableagriculture.net RELEASE: NSAC Applauds USDA Announcement of $500 Million for Expanded Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Washington, DC, July 9, 2021 – Today the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement of $500 million in additional funding to bolster small- and […]

Farmers Trapped in Unsustainable Cycle by Biotechnology, Seed Consolidation

July 9, 2021

A deep dive into the role that corporate consolidation and concentration play in the commoditization and appropriation of seed and farming practices and what this means for farmers.

USDA Wants Your Comments on Racial Justice and Equity

July 1, 2021

USDA Wants Your Comments on Racial Justice and Equity

Release: House Appropriations Committee Advance FY 2022 Agriculture Spending Bill

June 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net  Tel. 347.563.6408 House Appropriations Committee Advance FY 2022 Agriculture Spending Bill NSAC applauds House appropriators for advancing FY 2022 spending that invests in critical priorities Washington, D. C., June 30, 2022 – The House Appropriations Committee advanced their agriculture appropriations funding bill for Fiscal […]

Conservation Buffer and Grasslands Enrollment Opportunities Within CRP

June 30, 2021

NSCA takes a look at the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) and the CRP Grasslands Program.

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