NESAWG works with Northeast stakeholders to participate in public policy development. We work to increase collaboration among individuals and groups to strengthen knowledge and effectiveness. Our advocacy efforts seek to bring a Northeast voice to federal policy. The Northeast Policy Leaders Roundtable brings advocates together to identify issues for a sustainable agriculture policy agenda at NESAWG's annual It Takes A Region Conference.

For more information, contact Amy Little, NESAWG Policy Director via email, office 845-255-0822, or cell 845-853-3440.

Policy News

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 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 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 05, 2017

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

Jan 03, 2017

USDA is seeking public input for the Food Safety Outreach Program.

Sep 20, 2016

Apply for funding for your farm to school programs! Deadline December 8, 2016.

Sep 12, 2016

The TPP is bad news for farmers, the environment, and just about everyone else. Take action to say "NO" to the Trans-Pacific Partnership!