Blog

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

Oct 16, 2019

For the past two years, NESAWG has been facilitating a group of sustainable agriculture stakeholders to have a presence at the National and Northeast Associations of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA and NEASDA) annual meetings, in order to strengthen relationships between sustainable food systems leaders and state agriculture officials as well as raise awareness about our partners’ work throughout our twelve state region. Among other things, NASDA members (who are all state agriculture officials) take official policy positions that the organization then advocates for in Congress and USDA. Last month, our work with NASDA brought me to their 2019 annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oct 07, 2019

Sustainable Jersey City is pushing forward a just food system. Learn more about what's happening in the host city for this year's It Takes a Region NESAWG conference.

Sep 18, 2019

NESAWG is endorsing the climate strike because solutions to the climate crisis cannot wait. We recognize the interconnectedness of frontline communities, from coastal cities to the heartland, from the old to the young, all of whom are facing unprecedented threats to our homes, communities, and livelihoods.

Aug 05, 2019

3D Ocean Farming is a polyculture vertical farming system grows a mix of seaweeds and shellfish that require zero inputs - making it the most sustainable form of food production on the planet - while sequestering carbon and rebuilding reef ecosystems. This innovation has the potential to revitalize fishing communities, clean our ocean, and feed us.

Jul 30, 2019

An Interview with NYCAMH Clinical Case Manager Patrick O’Hara on the many ways agriculture and healthcare are intimately connected to today's farmers

Jul 09, 2019

It's a perilous time for undocumented farmworkers in the United States. Gabriella della Croce, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, breaks down some of the ways they are challenging injustice and building hope in this context.

Jul 03, 2019

Annie Chester was a part of the first Appalachian Food Justice Fellowship cohort. Read her insightful reportback on the experience of learning about food justice in West Virginia.

Jun 12, 2019

Why you should care about the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture?

Jun 06, 2019

ORGANIZING FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE AND A JUST FOOD SYSTEM IN VERMONT WITH MIGRANT JUSTICE An interview with Migrant Justice’s Campaign Coordinator, Abel Luna

Jun 05, 2019

Winnie Huston is the Community Advocacy Coordinator for DC Greens, a food justice non-profit in Washington, DC. Learn more about her journey, her work, and the challenges of food insecurity in our nation's capitol.