Appropriations Priorities


The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s appropriations priorities are determined annually by our member organizations.  Our fiscal year (FY) 2021 1st and 2nd tier appropriations priorities include the following funding requests:

Agriculture Credit and Farm Safety Net

Farm Service Agency Ownership and Operating Loans
NSAC FY 2021 Request = Full funding based on identified need

Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $5 million, split 50/50, plus no cuts to mandatory farm bill funding

Conservation, Energy, and Environment

Conservation Technical Assistance & Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $759.2 million with $10 million being dedicated to reinvigorating the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

Food Safety

National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $10 million

Rural Development and Local Food

Local Agriculture Market Program: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program and Value Added Producer Grants
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $20 million, split appropriately between FMLFPP and VAPG, plus no cuts to mandatory farm bill funding

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $20 million

Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production
NSAC FY 2021 Request = $5 million

Sustainable and Organic Research

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
NSAC FY 2021 Request = at least $50 million

Economic Research Service & National Institute of Food and Agriculture Relocation
NSAC FY 2021 Request = general provision regarding oversight and accountability