Updated Federal Funding Guide Released for Sustainable Agriculture Practitioners
Producers, landowners, NGO’s, and researchers who are seeking resources to help them reach their sustainable agriculture goals need look no further than the recently updated Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities Guide.
New Farm Bill Offers Increased Opportunities to Producers
The 2014 Farm Bill offers increased opportunities for producers including farm loan program modifications that create flexibility for new and existing producers
Passionate Supporters Ensure Sustainable Ag Funding Wins
For nearly twenty years, Michael Fields Agricultural institute has been an active player in the process of seeking funding for federal programs that support sustainable agriculture. Once, two national policy groups merged in 2009 to form the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition — MFAI applied that experience to helping NSAC coordinate its grassroots appropriations campaign, working with the best policy and grassroots leaders around the nation and in NSAC’s Washington, D.C. office.
Compromised Farm Bill Poised to Pass Senate — Hard Fought Wins, Tough Losses
For two and a half years, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and its partners across Wisconsin and the nation have pressed Congress to pass a balanced, responsible farm bill. This week, the House-Senate conference committee released its compromise bill, which the House passed on Wednesday, January 28.
Farm Bill Update – How Long is Too Long?
Really now, I begin to feel like a scold. The parent in me wants to send Congress to its room or worse. A year ago, farmers and eaters alike were shocked to see that Congress planned to abdicate its responsibility to pass a new Farm Bill before the 2008 Farm Bill authorization expired at the end of September 2012.
GRAZE Magazine Features Article on MFAI and the Farm Bill
In late June, as legislators in Washington, DC, shaped the twin bill in the Senate and House, Outpost’s Sustainability Manager, Jessy Servi, met in East Troy with MFAI Policy Director, Margaret Krome, asking about the lengthy process of crafting a Farm Bill. Find out more…