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RELEASE: Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

February 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Daniela Solis, Communications and Development FellowThe National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)press@sustainableagriculture.net  Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications The Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship honors the co-founder of the first network for African American organic farmers in the United States.  Washington, DC, February 10th, 2021, —Yesterday, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), in partnership […]

RELEASE: House Agriculture Committee Includes Needed Aid in Budget Reconciliation Provisions

February 9, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Deeble, Policy DirectorNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) edeeble@sustainableagriculture.net House Agriculture Committee Includes Needed Aid in Budget Reconciliation ProvisionsCOVID-19 Funding Will Assist with Farm and Food System Response and Recovery February 9th, 2021, Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives released the Agriculture and Nutrition title of the FY2021 Budget Reconciliation […]

RELEASE: USDA Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Tom Vilsack Clears First Step Toward Senate Confirmation

February 2, 2021

Contact: Daniela Solis, Communications and Development Fellow The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) press@sustainableagriculture.net USDA Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Tom Vilsack Clears First Step Toward Senate ConfirmationNSAC Issues Comments on Secretary Vilsack’s Imminent Confirmation Washington, DC, February 2nd, 2021—Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably reported out the nomination of Tom Vilsack to serve again as the Secretary […]

Release: New Analysis Finds USDA Program Can Support Farmer Viability and Alleviate Food Insecurity Both During and Beyond COVID-19 Crisis

February 2, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Kyra Sanborn, ksanborn@law.harvard.eduDaniela Solis, press@sustainableagriculture.net New Analysis Finds USDA Program Can Support Farmer Viability and Alleviate Food Insecurity Both During and Beyond COVID-19 Crisis Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition release recommendations to strengthen USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Washington, DC, February 2nd, […]

RELEASE: Last-Minute Coronavirus Relief Package Will Strengthen Our Farm and Food System

December 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Deeble, Policy DirectorNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net Last-Minute Coronavirus Relief Package Will Strengthen Our Farm and Food SystemThe Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 provides additional aid to farmers, farm and food system workers, and families Washington, DC, December 20th, 2020 – Today, Congress will consider passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief […]

RELEASE: Fair Competition Livestock Rule Fails to Advance Needed Reforms

December 10, 2020

Contact: Eric Deeble, Policy DirectorNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net Fair Competition Livestock Rule Fails to Advance Needed ReformsUSDA fails to address major issues with its “undue preference” rule Washington, DC, December 10th, 2020 – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released a final rule to attempt to satisfy 2008 Farm Bill requirements to […]

RELEASE: NSAC Releases Farmers’ Guide to Conservation Stewardship Program

November 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Happmhapp@sustainableagriculture.netNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition NSAC Releases Farmers’ Guide to Conservation Stewardship Program Publication helps farmers apply for nation’s largest working lands conservation program Thursday, November 19th, 2020 ⁠— As farmers start signing up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) across the country, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today released its […]

RELEASE: USDA REVERSAL ON PAYMENT LIMITS SELLS OUT FARMERS

November 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Deeble, Policy DirectorNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net USDA Reversal on Payment Limits Sells Out Farmers Trump Administration’s Reversal on Commodity Subsidy Payment Limits Will Promote Abuse of the System and Lead to Greater Consolidation Washington, DC, November 18th, 2020 – Today, the Trump Administration announced its intention to reverse a key reform element of the […]

RELEASE: NRCS Releases EQIP Final Rule

October 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Deeble, Policy DirectorNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net NRCS Releases EQIP Final Rule Rule affirms soil health as national priority to address climate change but misses the opportunity to support small-scale sustainable producers Washington, DC, October 23rd, 2020 – Today, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released its final rule for the Environmental Quality […]

RELEASE: CSP RULE FAILS FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENT

October 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric Deeble, Policy Specialist National Sustainable Agriculture Coalitionedeeble@sustainableagriculture.net CSP Rule Fails Farmers and Environment Trump Administration’s First Farm Bill Conservation Final Rule Flouts the Law Washington, DC, October 9th, 2020  – The Trump Administration published its first 2018 Farm Bill conservation title program final rule in today’s Federal Register.  The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) […]

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