The Region's Food and Farm Network
Updates from the Field
Our region’s fisheries flood our markets with millions of pounds of high-quality protein and billions of dollars in revenue each year, yet are sometimes marginalized in discussions of improving our regional food system. Read about how one network devoted to healthy marine ecosystems and economies is raising its collective voice above the fray.
This is our year to make big gains for farm to school initiatives through the Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization process. Here’s what you can do now to ensure healthy meals for school children and support farmers in our region and across the country. Act now!
What do you know about USDA’s 2501 Program? Find out why our region in particular stands to benefit from this program that assists socially disadvantaged agricultural producers in owning and operating farms, ranches, and nonindustrial forest lands. Have you already benefited from 2501? Share your stories with NESAWG!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced earlier today the availability of nearly $19 million to support new farmer training programs through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.