Sustainable Agriculture News June 1st 2014

USDA News From the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) June 1st 2014

USDA Announces Funding for New Conservation Partnership Program

On Tuesday, May 27, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack issued an Announcement of Program Funding (APF) for the newly created Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  As its name implies, the RCPP allows for partnerships of farm and conservation organizations working with state and federal agencies to deliver federal farm bill conservation assistance to farmers to help tackle specific natural resource and environmental concerns in a specific state or region. Read more…

Funding Available to Support Integrated Pest Management

On Wednesday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding for fiscal year 2014 to address critical integrated pest management (IPM) needs.  Applications for funding are due June 19, 2014.  Read more…


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