Resources

In our role as the leading convener of food systems practitioners in the Northeast, we curate a library of resources on critical farm and food issues. We also publish our own papers and reports —from our seminal It Takes a Region: Exploring a Regional Food Systems Approach to Good Food for All Summary Report.  As we compile publications, maps, videos, and other materials, we will make them available here.​ You can share resources with us as well. 

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Livestock, Processing, Production

Authors: Rachel J. Johnson, Daniel L. Marti, Lauren Gwin

This report evaluates the availability of slaughter and processing facilities for local meat production and the extent to which these may constrain or support growth in demand for locally sourced meats. Types, number, location, and other salient characteristics of slaughter and processing facilities are outlined by State.

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Farm to Institution

Authors: American Farmland Trust

In an effort to encourage greater communication and coordination among organizations working to increase farm to institution sales in New York, American Farmland Trust launched a Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) initiative. This report highlights a series of recommendations of ‘actionable projects’ that are priorities for New York.

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Education, Farming, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education

The Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (SARE), a federal program administered by the USDA to advance American agriculture, released its biannual report, highlighting several projects it funds in the northeast region, including projects at Cornell University, West Virginia University and the University of Maryland.

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Fisheries & Seafood

Authors: National Oceanic Atmospheric Adminstration

See where your state ranked in amount and value of commercial fish caught year by year -- data's available for 400+ species of fish and shellfish.

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Worker Justice, Equity, Food Access, Food Justice, Workforce

Authors: Yvonne Yen Liu

Report findings show that low-income people and people of color are most disproportionately, negatively impacted by: obesity, food security, “food deserts,” wage and hour violations, and lack of benefits. Yet, the movements for good food and labor rights do not typically work together towards food justice. Applied Research Center (ARC), now known as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, produced this report.

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Equity, Food Justice, Policy & Advocacy, Special Populations

Authors: Sarah Treuhaft, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Manuel Pastor

As the country witnesses the emergence of a new racial and ethnic majority, equity—long a matter of social justice and morality—is now also an economic imperative. The nation can only achieve and sustain growth and prosperity by integrating all into the economy, including those who have too often been left behind. This report by PolicyLink describes the components of an equity-driven growth model and acknowledges that a true social movement is needed to achieve equity.

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Equity, Food Justice, Special Populations

Authors: Ani Turner, Altarum Institute

Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released this report -- The Business Case for Racial Equity -- detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.

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Equity, Food Justice, Special Populations

Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. This article, originally published in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic, argues that until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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Equity

Authors: Cheryl Staats, Research Associate II, Kirwan Institute

This report, published by the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, helps raise awareness of 30 years of findings from neurology and social and cognitive psychology showing that hidden biases operating largely under the scope of human consciousness influence the way that we see and treat others, even when we are determined to be fair and objective.

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Aquaculture, Farming, Land Use, Mapping, Processes & Practices, Supply Chains, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Search for people and places in Vermont’s food system by keyword, food system category, and location.

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