Sustainable Ag News – SARE Program, FSMA Rule, Minority Farmers

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USDA SUSTAINABLE AG NEWS Programs in Action: North Central SARE Recipients Build New PartnershipsThe SARE program is a farmer driven research, education and extension grant program designed to help advance sustainable agriculture across the country. This post highlights two SARE grant recipients in Wisconsin who have been featured in videos produced by North Central SARE. Programs in Action: SARE Supports Collaborative Effort to Reduce Nitrogen LossesThis post features a collaboration between researchers and farmers in Montana who used a SARE grant to address issues with nitrogen loss on farms that use urea fertilizer and/or green manure. Through this research, partnering farmers in Montana have been able to build more sustainable business models... FDA SUSTAINABLE AG NEWS What to Look for in the FSMA Facility RuleOn Monday, August 31 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the final Preventive Controls Rules for Human and Animal Food have been submitted to the Federal Register for publication, which means farmers and processors are one step closer to new food safety standards... WHITE HOUSE SUSTAINABLE AG NEWS Groups Urge White House to Increase Support for Minority FarmersLast week, NSAC joined over a hundred other organizations in delivering a letter to the White House, urging the President’s support for increased funding to assist minority, tribal, and veteran farmers and ranchers.

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