Federal Policy

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

CalCAN is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

NSAC member groups advance common positions to support small and mid-size family farms, protect natural resources, promote healthy rural communities, and ensure access to healthy, nutritious foods by everyone.

NSAC member groups advance common positions to support small and mid-size family farms, protect natural resources, promote healthy rural communities, and ensure access to healthy, nutritious foods by everyone.

In November of 2019, NSAC released a policy position paper, “Agriculture and Climate Change: Policy Imperatives and Opportunities to Help Producers Meet the Challenge” reviewing the latest science in climate change mitigation and adaptation on U.S. farms. The report details eight federal policy reform priority areas and 29 specific policy recommendations. NSAC also released eight science-based agriculture and climate change policy principals to accompany the full report.

In 2020, NSAC members gathered over 2,000 farmer and rancher signatures on a letter calling on Congress to take action on climate change.

Learn more about NSAC.

 

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