Updates from the Field
From NSAC: Late on December 9, Congress released their final annual appropriations bill to keep the government running for the rest of the fiscal year, and while there's some good news, overall it’s bleak news for sustainable agriculture – complete with drastic cuts to critical conservation programs and anti-farmer policy riders favoring big livestock integrators over actual farmers...
THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT: COMMENTS DUE TODAY! This is the first major overhaul of food safety laws in 76 years. Farmers, food hubs, marketing and food system stakeholders, eaters: The FDA needs to hear from us.
New Report Finds Farmers Harmed by Decline in Nation's Public Seed Supply: an analysis of the state of our country’s plant and animal breeding infrastructure and seed supply was released October 31.