Month: September 2020

Next round of USDA funding, Indigenous food sovereignty & forms of reparations – the week in review

USDA has released its next round of funding, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – 2, with improvements that will hopefully reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid programs. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition breaks down the details of what farmers need to know about the revamped assistance program. National Young Farmers Coalition reminds us […]

CFAP-2 to reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid program. Apply now through December 11th

Thousands of farmers struggled to keep their businesses running this growing season as farm relief programs proved unworkable for most small-scale, diverse, and value-added producers. But additional aid is on the horizon. USDA is launching a second round of COVID-19 relief payments that will hopefully reach more farmers who were left out of previous aid […]

Federal aid shortcomings for farmers, regional relief & value of co-ops – the week in review

Recent articles reveal the unequal distribution of federal farm aid which has prioritized big farms and southern farms, and has been largely inaccessible for direct market, small-scale, and speciality crop producers and farmers of color. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition continues to update us as they dig into reports regarding the next round of federal funding. […]

Communication as key support for women farmers, making land available & food sovereignty – the week in review

Below you’ll find a new study that explores how communication, particularly in-person and online social networking, provides support for women principal operators on U.S. farms. If you identify as a woman and own or manage agricultural land in Massachusetts, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in American Farmland Trust’s Women for the Land Learning Circles. […]

Urging Congress to provide more targeted pandemic relief, hiring in Rhode Island & racial equity work – the week in review

Welcome to our week in review, a digest of noteworthy items that we are seeing, sharing, and saying on social media. We’re sharing it here to our farmers, supporters, and fellow farming advocates who may not follow us on all social platforms. If you do follow us on one social platform you might not be […]

Inspired for the next chapter of our work in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island farming community, and all of us at LFG, extend a special thank you to Tess Brown-Lavoie as she transitions out of her role as LFG’s Rhode Island Field Agent. As a farmer and community leader, Tess’ dynamic work in Rhode Island (and beyond) helped farmers access land and transfer farms in service […]

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