This report, from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley, provides an in-depth analysis of the US Farm Bill with a particular focus on how Farm Bill policies are shaped by corporate power and how such policies affect the lives of marginalized communities.
From the Growing Food Connections Project: the Exploring Stories of Innovation series, a series of short articles that explore how local governments from across the United States are strengthening their community’s food system through planning and policy.
At NESAWG's 2015 It Takes a Region Conference, our opening plenary featured a conversation between movement leaders across generations.
In 2015, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences published the Symposium on American Food Resilience. The 27 articles in the Symposium explore the vulnerability and resilience of food production and distribution from a variety of perspectives, providing a wealth of material that can be mined by researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers for application to their own circumstances.
This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for food system practitioners, researchers, and educators.
A 2015 survey from the National Young Farmers Coalition documenting how student loan debt prevents young people from pursuing careers in agriculture.
A Toolkit to Help Your Community Understand the Economic Impacts of Your Local Food System Initiatives, from the eXtension Local and Regional Food Systems Community of Practice
NESAWG, American Farmland Trust, and the Conservation Law Foundation, and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conducted a series of 10 webinars delving into policy issues addressed in their report, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System, bringing in experts in the field.
NESAWG's 2014 It Takes A Region Conference held a plenary on our New England Food System Policy Project, which focuses on fostering better farm and food policies and greater regional collaboration.
This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products.