Sustainable Agriculture News First Week in Sept. 2011

Here’s your weekly sustainable agriculture news from the National Sustainable Agriculture coalitionfirst week in Sept. 2011:


Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill Markup Set for September 7:  Congress returns to Washington, DC on Tuesday with two major funding activities ahead — the deficit reduction “super committee” process and FY 2012 appropriations.  The former has enormous consequences for the farm bill and the latter for the farm bill and for food, rural and agricultural spending for the coming year. Read more…


Watch and Pass It On: Who Will Grow Food for Future Generations?: To create a revitalized, healthier, and safer U.S. food and farm system we need to cultivate a new generation of farmers and ranchers – and quickly.  The current farm population is aging rapidly, and while there are many people that want to farm and ranch they face tremendous obstacles entering this field. Watch the video now…


New ERS Conservation Articles and Report: On Monday, August 22, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) issued a new edition of its Amber Waves magazine, featuring two important agricultural conservation stories.  Read more…

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