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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. 

Comment: NSAC Responds to House Passage of FY 2023 Agriculture Spending Bill

June 23, 2022

“The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) applauds the House Appropriations Committee members for voting to support robust funding for Conservation Operations and a significant increase in Conservation Technical Assistance that farmers and ranchers need to adopt new conservation practices that improve the sustainability and profitability of their family farms.”

Comment: NSAC Responds to the Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act – H.R. 7606

June 17, 2022

NSAC applauds the House for taking decisive action to support the creation of a USDA special investigator to enforce fair-play rules in the highly concentrated meatpacking industry when they passed the Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act – H.R. 7606 on Thursday.

Comment: NSAC Responds to House Subcommittee Markup of FY 2023 Agriculture Spending Bill

June 15, 2022

Comment: NSAC Responds to House Subcommittee Markup of FY 2023 Agriculture Spending Bill

Release: NSAC Applauds Proposed Rule to Reform Poultry Tournament Payment System

June 8, 2022

Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition applauded Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for the publication of a long-awaited proposed rule regarding “Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments.” This is the first of several expected rules to strengthen the century-old Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) announced in President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. 

COMMENT: NSAC Lauds USDA Framework to Transform the Food System Announced Today by Secretary Vilsack 

June 1, 2022

Today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued a comment lauding the announcement made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack regarding the USDA Framework to Transform the Food System.

162 Organizations Criticize Congress’ Move to Rescind USDA Funding Ahead of a Global Food Crisis

April 5, 2022

Farm Action, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Rural Coalition, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and 157 signing organizations criticized a move by Congress to rescind between $1.6 and $1.65 billion of USDA funding.

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: NSAC Publishes Newly Revised Growing Opportunity Guide

March 24, 2022

NSAC published a brand new, fully updated Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming Programs. This free, comprehensive, practical guide is for farmers and ranchers who want to better understand which key federal programs offered by USDA can help them meet their needs and support their diversified, sustainable farming operations.

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.

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