Sustainable Agriculture News Week of Oct 19th, 2015

Sustainable Agriculture Coalition News

This Week's Sustainable Agriculture News from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (Week of October 19th, 2015)

USDA NEWS Over $25 Million for Organic Research Awarded On Tuesday, October 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced over $25 million in grants to support organic farming research...  $9 Million Awarded to Increase Community Food Security On Tuesday, October 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $8.6 million through the Community Food Projects competitive grant program to organizations dedicated to increasing food security in underserved communities... Funding Cycle Now Open for Next Year’s Community Food Project Grants In addition to announcing awardees for the Community Food Projects Grant Program on October 13, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture posted on its CFP webpage the latest Request for Application for fiscal year 2016. NIFA anticipates awarding approximately $8.64 million... USDA Awards $30 Million for Wetland Enhancement Projects On October 15, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced six awards totaling $30 million through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership.... FSMA NEWS Food Safety Training Centers Announced With one Food Safety Modernization Act rule finalized, and another expected by the end of the month, the talk has turned to implementation. FDA and NIFA recently announced the recipients of grants to establish the National and two of the Regional Centers... NSAC GUEST BLOGS Using EQIP to Go Organic This guest post from Steve Carlson, Beginning Farmer and Program Associate, at Practical Farmers of Iowa highlights the opportunity for transitioning producers to receive support through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative... Touring Sustainable WA Farms with Representative Newhouse’s Staff and Tilth Producers We’re pleased to share this piece from NSAC member organization Tilth Producers of Washington, written by Ariana Taylor-Stanley. While Congress was on August recess, Tilth Producers hosted Kyle Kunkler, DC Agriculture Staffer for Congressman Dan Newhouse, for a tour and conversation at Cloudview Ecofarms and Baird Orchards...

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