Sustainable Agriculture News, February 6-10, 2012

Sustainable Agriculture News, February 6-10, 2012: Path to 2012 Farm Bill: Let’s Make It One: In a letter delivered today to Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow, Chairman Lucas, and Ranking Members Roberts and Peterson, NSAC joined farm and commodity, conservation and environment, rural development, specialty crop and organic, crop insurance, research, and religious organizations to urge Congress to pass a comprehensive farm bill this year. Read more... USDA NEWS ERS Publishes New Conservation Compliance Diagram: On Thursday, February 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published a graphic that displays new information on farm program enrollment and conservation compliance. Read more... USDA Solicits Applications for Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program: USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has announced this year’s request for Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) proposals.  FSMIP promotes research projects that advance the marketing, distribution, and transportation of U.S. agricultural products both domestically and internationally.  Read more...

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