Federal Policy, Regional Impact

Learn about important federal policies and how they impact farm and food systems in our region.

Mar 21, 2017

Nominations for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Committee and the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers are due Friday March 31.

Feb 13, 2017

Learn the priority issues in the coming months and how you can get involved.

Jan 05, 2017

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

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.

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 17, 2016

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

Mar 07, 2016

NESAWG Policy Director Amy Little delivers statement in support of New York's GMO labeling bill

Jul 28, 2015

Despite the growing need for new farmers, student loan debt burden is keeping many young people from pursuing agriculture careers. Read about one possible solution to this problem.

May 15, 2015

Organic Certification Cost Share Funds are now available to certified organic producers. Northeastern farmers and ranchers stand to benefit.