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


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

June 23, 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Zaks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net 

Tel. 347.563.6408

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

Washington, DC, June 23, 2022 – Today, in response to the House Appropriations Committee markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Eric Deeble, NSAC Policy Director. This bill funds the operations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides resources to many of the programs supported by NSAC members.

“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.”

“We hope that when the Senate considers appropriations later this year, they choose to increase funding for research programs that are essential, to help farmers meet the challenge of climate change-induced severe weather. Most importantly, including full funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program at $60 million and increases to the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) and the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).”

For more detailed information about the FY2023 Appropriations visit NSAC’s Agriculture Appropriations Chart.

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About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more and get involved at: https://sustainableagriculture.net


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