Support for Local Food, Conservation, Organic…

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Here is the latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition related to Support for Local Food, Conservation, Organic, and more...

Final Rule Released for Conservation Stewardship Program - USDA today released the final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which makes changes to CSP as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The release of this final rule follows the publication of the Interim Final Rule in November 2014... New Funding Available for Local and Regional Food Systems - On Wednesday March 9 the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the availability of over $26 million in grant funding to support the continued growth of local and regional food systems... More Funding Available for Fruits and Veggies Through Specialty Crop Grant - On Wednesday March 9 the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the availability of over $62 million in funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in fiscal year 2016... USDA Commits $20 Million to Reward Conservation Innovation - For fiscal year 2016, up to $20 million in competitive grants will be available through the Conservation Innovation Grants program to help innovative farmers and ranchers develop pioneering conservation technologies... New Outreach and Education Tools Available to Support to Organic Certification - Through the Sound and Sensible initiative, the National Organic Program aims to makes organic certification more “accessible, affordable, and attainable” by helping transitioning farmers on a wide array of issues including record keeping and documentation...

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