Blog

Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.

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Feb 07, 2017

Megan Lehnerd, a PhD student at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition, is conducting a study to learn more about why farmers choose to participate or not participate in Farmers’ Market Nutrition Incentive or Farm to School programs. $25 Gift Certificate for participating!

Feb 01, 2017

Proposals for the National Farm Viability Conference are due March 1st.

Jan 25, 2017

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce the posting of a final rule amending the organic livestock and poultry production requirements.

Jan 25, 2017

The Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute, also known as “LEAD New York”, is now accepting applications for its newest cohort, class 17.

Jan 24, 2017

Applications for the 2017-18 Northeast Farm to School Institute are now being accepted!

Jan 19, 2017

Submit proposals for Tufts Future of Food Conference by February 12th!

Jan 19, 2017

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). Applications due March 27, 2017.

Jan 18, 2017

The newly reinvented Conservation Stewardship Program sign up period is now open. Farmers must sign up by February 3rd to be considered for the 2017 funding cycle.

Jan 09, 2017

Read about the 2016 It Takes a Region Conference in Hartford this past November!

Jan 05, 2017

USDA released the results of the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey. NESAWG breaks down the results for our region!