The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition featuring: New Funding Opportunities in Agriculture, conservation options for the next Farm Bill, and Policy Intern opportunity.
The farm bill, our nation’s largest and most significant package of food and farm funding legislation, sets the policy that supports private lands conservation and stewardship efforts. The farm bill also sets mandatory funding levels for many food and farm programs, including US Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs. On Thursday, June 29, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to identify opportunities to improve and build upon Conservation and Forestry Programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Many program application deadlines are quickly approaching for funding opportunities in agriculture, so if you are a farmer, rancher, non-profit organization, university or other eligible entity and are interested in securing some federal support, make sure you get your application in on time! As part of our ongoing efforts to help farmers and advocates stay up to date with federal Requests For Application (RFA) notices, we have provided a list and detailed descriptions of upcoming RFAs that may be of interest to the sustainable agriculture community.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is currently seeking a Policy Intern starting mid August through January 2018. This position is paid, full time, and is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. The Policy Intern will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues and campaigns, including local food systems, working lands conservation, beginning farmer issues, and sustainable agriculture research and will work closely with NSAC's policy and grassroots staff. Click the link below for more details!