Policy News

Learn more about the federal, state and local policies that impact our region, and how you can get involved.

Apr 17, 2016

Study will provide new data on locally grown and sold foods.

Apr 15, 2016

The USDA has $4.7 million in funding for food safety training, outreach, and technical assistance programs.

Apr 14, 2016

Congress is in the midst of passing annual funding bills, which determine the amount of money all federal programs will receive in 2017. Read on to learn the programs NESAWG is advocating for.

Apr 14, 2016

Northeast highlights from the 2015 USDA Farm to School Census.

Apr 11, 2016

The USDA has $44 million in funding available to help farmers grow their businesses through value-added production.

Apr 05, 2016

The USDA is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the National Organic Standards Board.

Mar 18, 2016

Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups Partner Up on Capitol Hill: NESAWG and NSAC join forces on the Hill to advocate for sustainable agriculture

Mar 18, 2016

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced $26 million to fund local and regional food systems projects through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP).

Mar 17, 2016

The Senate temporarily voted against the pre-emption of state GMO labeling laws. Here's the vote breakdown from Northeast Senators.

Mar 11, 2016

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced $20 million in funding for the Conservation Innovation Grants Program (CIG), competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.