Budget and Appropriations

What’s in the President’s Budget Request for Sustainable Agriculture?

May 13, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 on March 28, 2022. The $5.8 trillion budget request comes several months late and includes the President’s discretionary spending plans and builds on the PBR FY 2022. NSAC outlines the Administration’s proposed budget as it pertains to the sustainable agriculture community and specifically: climate and conservation, research and food safety, local food and rural development, and farm loans and beginning and socially disadvantaged producers.


April 18, 2022

Graziers, or producers who utilize systematic grazing management in raising livestock, are making the case for the widespread adoption of pasture based practices that demonstrate synchronous benefits for both local food systems and ecosystems. The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) enters the landscape provides local and regional resources for farmers and ranchers – both established and beginning – who are interested in understanding and utilizing grazing management practices.

Inside the FY22 Appropriations Package: Wins for Sustainable Agriculture

April 7, 2022

On March 15th President Biden signed H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, also known as the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Omnibus. In this blog post, NSAC examines the content of the FY 2022 agriculture appropriations bill and how NSAC’s appropriations priorities fared in the process.

Release: President Announces Robust Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture Spending

March 28, 2022

FY 2023 Budget Proposal would bolster research and extension programs, fund conservation and climate-friendly practices to build resilient food systems

Release: Congressional FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Totals $1.5 Trillion

March 9, 2022

Congress released a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations package, H.R. 2471, for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is pleased to see significant increases in several critical priorities to increase the resilience of rural communities and bolster sustainable food systems.

A Year in Review: Wins and Reflections for Sustainable Agriculture in 2021

December 23, 2021

As this unpredictable year comes to a close and we look to the future, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition takes a look back at our coalition’s hard-fought wins towards building a more sustainable, equitable food and farm system in 2021.

Build Back Better’s Fate Uncertain

December 21, 2021

NSAC examines the evolution of the food and agriculture portions of the Build Back Better Act.

COMMENT: NSAC Responds as House of Representatives Advances Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

November 19, 2021

NSAC Responds as House of Representatives Advances Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

RELEASE: NSAC Urges Congress to Pass Historic Budget Reconciliation Package

October 28, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net  Tel. 347.563.6408 Release: NSAC Urges Congress to Pass Historic Budget Reconciliation Package  Funding Prioritizes Climate Solutions for Agriculture Washington, DC, October 28, 2021 – Today, Congress shared language from the proposed budget reconciliation bill, Providing for reconciliation pursuant to S. Con. Res. 14, the […]

Budget Reconciliation: The Missing Pieces

October 14, 2021

A lot has changed since we last blogged about budget reconciliation, agriculture, and climate change just two weeks ago. At that point, there were still major outstanding details about the proposed agriculture, forestry, and rural development investments the House and Senate Agriculture Committees had put together, including the entire anticipated conservation and debt relief provisions. In this latest post, NSAC analyzes the conservation and debt relief provisions and give an update on the process and path forward to developing and passing the Build Back Better Act budget reconciliation bill.