NAWCA 2023-1 US Standard Notice of Funding Opportunity is now available!

FY2023-1 US Standard Grants notice of funding opportunity is now available to accept proposal submissions. The funding opportunity is advertised on grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336834 , however,  apply directly within www.grantsolutions.govBelow are instructions on applying directly to an announcement within GrantSolutions: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/support/public/pdf/QuickSheetDirectedAnnouncement.pdf Announcement title: NAWCA 2023-1 US Standard GrantsAnnouncement funding opportunity number: F23AS00002Deadline: February 25, 2022 by 11:59pm ESTAttached are FY23/CY22 US Standard instructions, proposal template, proposal tables templates, financial table examples, and US Eligibility Criteria… Continue reading NAWCA 2023-1 US Standard Notice of Funding Opportunity is now available!

USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

WASHINGTON — In response to feedback received from the producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving crop insurance for hemp. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is strengthening the hemp crop insurance policy by adding flexibilities around how producers work with processors as well as improving consistency with the most recent USDA hemp regulation.… Continue reading USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

NIFA invests nearly $25M in Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, Funding will support Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network State Department of Agriculture projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced an investment of nearly $25 million for 50 grants supporting Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) State Department of Agriculture (SDA) projects. “NIFA’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network connects farmers, ranchers, and others in agriculture-related occupations to stress… Continue reading NIFA invests nearly $25M in Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, Funding will support Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network State Department of Agriculture projects

PPN] Pollinator-Friendly Parks Guidance–Use of Greenspaces in towns & cities for maximum benefit for pollinators and other insects.

Xerces is happy to announce the release of Pollinator-Friendly Parks: Enhancing Our Communities by Supporting Native Pollinators in Our Parks and Other Public Spaces. Pollinator-Friendly Parks provides helpful information about how parks and other greenspaces in towns and cities can provide the maximum benefit for pollinators and other insects. In addition to introductory chapters about… Continue reading PPN] Pollinator-Friendly Parks Guidance–Use of Greenspaces in towns & cities for maximum benefit for pollinators and other insects.

USDA Announces 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) Program; VIRTUAL EVENT | FEBRUARY 24-25, 2022: Equity & Inclusion, Addressing the Heirs’ Property, Rural Mental Health

NEW PATHS TO SUSTAINABILITY AND PVIRTUAL EVENT | FEBRUARY 24-25, 2022RODUCTIVITY GROWTHYou’re invited to USDA’s largest annual gathering and the agricultural sector’s premier event—the 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum, themed “New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth.” The Forum will be held virtually on February 24-25, 2022 and will feature an exceptional line-up of topics and speakers.Join Chief Economist Seth… Continue reading USDA Announces 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF) Program; VIRTUAL EVENT | FEBRUARY 24-25, 2022: Equity & Inclusion, Addressing the Heirs’ Property, Rural Mental Health

Mon. 12/6, 2-3:30pm-New Mexico (NM) Food & Ag Policy Council Federal Committee

We hope you can join us for our upcoming NM Food & Agriculture Policy Council Federal Committee meeting next Monday, December 6th, 2:00 – 3:30pm.    See zoom invite info below. Also sent a calendar invite.We’ll review current progress on Congressional priorities and plan for 2022.  Here are a few agenda items (you all may have more) for… Continue reading Mon. 12/6, 2-3:30pm-New Mexico (NM) Food & Ag Policy Council Federal Committee

Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) Advocacy Opportunity to provide testimony to the DC Council on climate resiliency and the food system. 12/17

I’m writing from the Advocate Subcommittee to encourage participation in the DC Council’s December 17thvirtual roundtable on climate and resiliency. You may want to provide testimony to the DC Council on climate resiliency and the food system.In particular, this is an opportunity to highlight how a central food processing facility in the District would strengthen the resiliency of… Continue reading Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) Advocacy Opportunity to provide testimony to the DC Council on climate resiliency and the food system. 12/17

Denver Johnson & Wales campus already transforming under new owners

Five months after Denver Public Schools, the Denver Housing Authority and nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy teamed to buy the 25-acre Johnson & Wales University property in northeast Denver, change is starting. A pair of affordable housing projects are in the planning stages for the former dorm buildings on the property, located at 7150 Montview Blvd. A major expansion… Continue reading Denver Johnson & Wales campus already transforming under new owners

American Sustainable Business Council (ASBN) November 2021 Member & Partner Update

We applaud the passage of IIJA and were ecstatic to seeour CEO at the signing      Since the announcement of the Build Back Better agenda, ASBN has been at the forefront of fighting to get the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed. After multiple sign-ons, webinars, and anything we could do to advocate for this… Continue reading American Sustainable Business Council (ASBN) November 2021 Member & Partner Update

Young Farmers NM Winter Updates!

As we move into winter and start dreaming about the year ahead, Young Farmers is excited to be implementing our new Strategic Planand preparing for our biggest farm bill campaign yet! Your voice continues to be essential in guiding the Coalition forward. To renew your membership you can join us by clicking here.  Huge gratitude to Anita Adalja for helping… Continue reading Young Farmers NM Winter Updates!