Category: Policy

Our Connecticut Field Agent advocates for Land Access Now in D.C.

In March, The National Young Farmer Coalition (NYFC) completed their largest D.C. farmer fly-in ever. As part of NYFC’s Land Advocacy Fellowship, Will O’Meara, our Connecticut Field Agent, was among 100+ farmers from across the country who led 159 meetings with members of congress and their staff to advocate for land access for the next […]

Land For Good discusses land tenure and climate solutions with Bipartisan Policy Center’s Carbon Solutions Task Force

In our polarized political climate, it’s heartening to know that some policymakers are working together on climate issues. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that looks to promote policy ideas from both parties to advance “health, security and opportunity for all Americans.” BPC’s Farm and Forest Carbon Solutions Task Force […]

Massachusetts Take Action! Ensure an equitable food system recovery

Massachusetts Action Alert: This week the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee is drafting their version of the spending bill that will determine how federal Covid relief dollars will be spent in Massachusetts. We believe that the House bill could be improved upon so that relief funds do more to support our hard-hit food and farming […]

National Farm Viability Conference kicks off virtual event October 1st

This year’s National Farm Viability Conference, hosted by Oregon Tilth and Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, will feature an array of virtual programming throughout the month of October. Conference sessions will focus on strengthening farm sustainability, building more resilient local food systems and supporting the long term profitability of […]

Advocating for a greater USDA commitment to fund farm & food business technical assistance

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored not just the value of local and regional farm and food businesses to the resilience of our nation’s food system, but how essential the development of business skills are to the success of these operations. Farmers and ranchers are entrepreneurs as much as they are growers of agricultural products. Dedicated […]

USDA temporarily suspends payments under Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) website was updated last week, on January 27th, with a new message for producers: the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – Additional Assistance payments will be halted until further notice. The message stated, “In accordance with the White House memo, Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, USDA has suspended the processing and payments […]

Extending our support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Thanks for all that you are doing – in your work, immediate circles and communities – to keep us all safe and help us get through these unprecedented times. We see you and appreciate you. We are all concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on farmers and farm businesses of all types across […]

Action alert! Make sure farmers are in the COVID-19 stimulus support bill

This is a time-sensitive request. Advocacy is important now more than ever. Through the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), I’ve been tracking federal policy action impacting agriculture within the fast-moving federal stimulus legislation. This is an especially difficult time for farmers and ranchers engaged in direct sales through farmers markets, schools and restaurants. A new study estimates […]

LFG joins National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in DC

Photos: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) We were honored to be invited to Capitol Hill to celebrate wins for land access and transfer in the recent Farm Bill. Jim Hafner, LFG’s Executive Director, had the opportunity to represent New England in presenting Champion of Sustainability Awards to members of Congress who helped secure these wins. […]

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