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Vermont & NEASDA to Host Listening Session on FSMA

Regional Farmers and Food Processors Invited to Attend The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in conjunction with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), will host an open Listening Session on November 17, 2014, to offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to provide comment on new supplemental rules proposed by…  Read more


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Food Safety Regs May Be Closer to the Mark

The second time may be a charm for farmers across the region. FDA in late September rereleased supplemental rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and while New England Farmers Union is still analyzing them, the proposed rules seem to be more closely aligned with NEFU priorities, reflecting advocacy by our members and allies….  Read more


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NEFU’s Roger Noonan to Speak on Food Safety Webinar

This spring, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation, and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System, a report that identifies policies that are helping New England grow its capacity to feed itself, policies that hinder this growth, gaps in the existing policy framework, and opportunities for new…  Read more


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Notes from the Farm to Table International Symposium

By NEFU Member Tess Brown-Levoie of Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence, RI I was pleased to represent the New England Farmers Union at the Farm to Table International Symposium in New Orleans during the first week of August. The attendees were a diverse group of chefs, agricultural researchers and educators, fishermen, policy experts, and some…  Read more


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Protecting the Sustainble Use of Spent Grains Gets NEFU Support

For centuries, breweries and farmers have established a productive relationship that’s good for the breweries, the farmers and the environment. “Spent grains” are a high-protein byproduct of the brewing process that breweries donate or sell to farmers for use as animal feed. But, in October 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule…  Read more


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