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PPP Loan Deadline Extended, Federal Farm and Food Policy Pandemic Response Recap, Kids Eat Local Act, and NSAC is Hiring in the Latest News from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

PPP Loan Deadline Extended – Recent Changes Make Aid a Better Fit for Farmers

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA). As of April 25, 2021, SBA has approved 10.3 million loans totaling $770 billion across all 50 states. Farmers who have not already applied may want to consider applying for PPP, in part because recent changes to the rules may make the program more appealing to farmers. Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) has released a new Farmers' Guide to the 2021 PPP, too.

The deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program has now been extended to May 31st, 2021. Read more at our blog about PPP Loan Deadline Extended.

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Recapping the Federal Farm and Food Policy Pandemic Response

Spring has officially arrived in the District of Columbia. With the pollen comes a flurry of action at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the White House, and in Congress to address the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, now nearing its 15th month. Because so much has been happening in pandemic-related farm policy, it is a good time to take stock and look back at the federal response to the pandemic and look forward towards what policies may determine the ‘new normal’ in our food system. We take a look at what's next, too. Head to our blog to read more.

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Release: Kids Eat Local Act Expands School Food Options, Opportunities for Farmers

This week, a bipartisan group of congressional leaders took an important step towards making it easier for schools to source locally grown, locally raised, and locally caught food and farm products for school meals. The Kids Eat Local Act introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Josh Harder (D-CA) and Alma Adams (D-NC), would help break down barriers between school food purchasers and family farmers and food producers by simplifying local purchasing guidelines for school meal programs. Head to our blog to read more.

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NSAC Is Hiring! Climate Policy Coordinator

Passionate about addressing the climate crisis? Love working in a collaborative context? NSAC is seeking a Climate Policy Coordinator. This person will engage in all elements of the Coalition’s climate change policy work in close collaboration with NSAC policy and grassroots staff and coalition members. In addition, the Climate Policy Coordinator will work with other members of the policy team on shared campaigns and help to further our racial equity efforts. Learn more and apply online by COB May 9th.

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