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Release: House Farm Bill Misses Opportunity to Move Agriculture Forward

For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition press@sustainableagriculture.net Tel. 347.563.6408 Release: House Farm Bill Misses Opportunity to Move Agriculture Forward Washington, DC, May 20, 2024 – On Friday, May 17, the House Agriculture Committee released the long-awaited...

Mon May 20, 2024 23:58
Funding Available to Support Underserved Farmers: A Look at USDA’s 2501 Grants

Photo Credit: USDA by Preston Keres. Last week, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $22.3 million in funding for 2501 grants to help organizations conduct targeted outreach and provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers.  The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers...

Fri May 17, 2024 00:30
Release: NSAC Responds to House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Summary

For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Zaks National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition press@sustainableagriculture.net Tel. 347.563.6408 Release: NSAC Responds to House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Summary Washington, DC, May 15, 2024 – On Friday, May 10, the House Agriculture Committee released the most...

Wed May 15, 2024 14:37
A Deep Dive on the Senate’s Farm Bill Proposal: the Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act of 2024

On May 1, 2024 – after months of stalled farm bill negotiations on both sides of Capitol Hill – Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a detailed section-by-section summary of her farm bill proposal. NSAC welcomed the pragmatic Senate bill, the Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act of 2024 (RPFSA), as an important...

Fri May 10, 2024 22:11
How People Power Local Food Systems

Editor’s Note: This blog post is the second in a series highlighting how recent supply chain investments were unique and pivotal in expanding infrastructure to respond to growing farmer demand, reducing costly wait times, and reaching diversified operations. Part Three will move further along the supply chain, taking a deeper look at how federal...

Fri May 10, 2024 20:11
Farmers and Ranchers Love the IRA’s Climate-Smart Funding. Will the House Farm Bill Pull the Rug Out from Under Them?

Photo credit: USDA For over a year and a half, countless farmers and ranchers nationwide have been sending an unmistakable message to policymakers in Washington, DC – that the climate-smart agriculture funding included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is exactly what they’ve been looking for. Since the IRA was signed into law on August...

Tue May 7, 2024 18:59

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