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Release: National Farmer Climate Story Week Showcases Climate Solutions

July 25, 2022

This week, across the country, advocates for sustainable agriculture are joining together in a week of action to highlight the impacts that farmers increasingly face from climate change and the solutions needed to mitigate and adapt their practices to build greater resiliency and to bolster the food system. The week of action also builds support for the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), a comprehensive set of policy changes that would steer agriculture in the US towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 and serves as an important roadmap for how the next farm bill can effectively address climate change.

Digging into the 2023 Farm Bill: Senate Hearings Kick-Off the Long Road to the 2023 Farm Bill

July 22, 2022

NSAC details the recent Senate Agriculture Committee field hearing as a first step as part of the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization process. This is the first post in a multi-part series taking a deeper look into the 2023 Farm Bill process.

Comment: NSAC Applauds Introduction of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

July 21, 2022

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued a comment praising the release of the House version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act.

Comment: NSAC Applauds President Biden’s Remarks on Funding Adaptive Measures, But Urges Action on Climate Mitigation

July 20, 2022

NSAC responded to President Biden’s remarks today on tackling the climate crisis.

RELEASE: New NSAC Report Projects Billions Saved Via Crop Insurance Subsidy Caps

July 19, 2022

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) published a special report projecting billions in taxpayer savings over 10 years if payment caps are instituted on federal subsidies paid to farmers who purchase crop insurance.

Comment: NSAC Praises USDA Announcement of More Than 3.1 Million Acres Offered Through CRP Grassland Signups

July 15, 2022

NSAC applauds the announcement that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting offers for more than 3.1 million acres from agricultural producers and private landowners through this year’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grassland Signup.

CLEAR30 Sign-Up Open Now!

July 7, 2022

On April 1, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program’s (CRP) CLEAR30 subprogram – an important component of the larger Continuous Conservation Reserve Program. With both programs taking applications, NSAC offers a quick review of how these essential conservation tools function and shares key information for producers interested in applying.

Understanding Appropriations: A Look at the House Appropriations Committee FY 2023 Agriculture Funding Bill

July 5, 2022

NSAC outlines highlights from the FY 2023 House Agriculture Appropriations bill as it pertains to the sustainable agriculture community.

RELEASE: Mike Lavender, Sophia Kruszewski Join National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

June 29, 2022

Today the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announced the addition of two new senior members to the Coalition’s policy team: Mike Lavender as Interim Policy Director and Sophia Kruszewski as Deputy Policy Director. 

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: Between Farm Bills

June 28, 2022

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) was created in the 2014 Farm Bill through the combination of the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRE), the Grassland Reserve Program, and the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. The program is administered through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS,) and is divided into two tracks: a wetland easement component and an agricultural land easement (ALE) component. The 2018 Farm Bill gave ACEP a major increase in annual funding – adding $200 million per year as compared to levels under the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill also added new provisions to prioritize projects that maintain farm viability and land affordability.

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