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FDA Hears from Farmers on FSMA in Vermont

About 50 people attended a listening session on the supplemental proposed rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at the Vermont Law School on November 17. FSMA is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938, and it includes new regulations for vegetable and fruit farms, and for facilities that…  Read more

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FSMA

NSAC Offers New Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm Programs

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. This week, NSAC released a Grassroots Guide to federal farm and food programs, programs that NEFU advocates…  Read more

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Farm Bill 2013, FSMA, Grass Roots Policy, Rural Development

Three-Part Webinar Series Focuses on Women’s Influence on Agriculture and Food Security

GUEST BLOG POST By Madeline Schultz and Morgan Ball Today’s women are becoming stronger leaders for family farm businesses, rural communities and natural resource conservation. More and more women are becoming involved in agriculture. The number of women enrolled in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has seen a steady increase…  Read more

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Educational Opportunities, Farm Demographics, Farmer Leaders, USDA, Women Producers

NEFU and Land for Good Bring Members New Benefit

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) and Land for Good (LFG) have partnered on an agreement that brings a benefit to both organizations—and to the farmers they serve. Members of NEFU can now get a 25 percent discount on the hourly rate for individual farm succession and transfer planning consulting services through LFG. Read more about how Land For…  Read more

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Beginning Farmers, Farm Demographics, Farm Economics, Farm Transfer Issues, NEFU Members

McDonald’s Answers Food Questions and Whole Foods Announces a New Rating System

Guest blog post by Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer   In our previous column, we discussed changing consumer expectations and the announcement by Walmart that they were implementing a four-legged program to enhance the sustainability of the food that they sell as well as efforts by McDonald’s to address the issue of antibiotic use…  Read more

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Consumers, Farming Practices, GMO, Meat and Poultry
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