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What is the “GIPSA Rider” and why is the House once again attacking farmers’ rights?

June 17, 2014

A legislative rider tacked onto the 2015 agriculture funding bill will strip USDA’s ability to protect farmers rights

New FSMA comment deadline: November 22!

November 15, 2013

Hi Supporter – Have you heard?  The FDA just announced an extension of the Food Safety Modernization Act comment period – you now have until November 22 to submit your comments!  Many of you reported difficulty accessing the federal comments website Regulations.gov over the past week; NSAC and other organizations reported this issue to FDA, […]

Two days.

November 13, 2013

Dear Supporter, Two days. That’s how long you have left to make your voice heard on the Food Safety Modernization Act – new food safety regulations that will unfairly burden family farmers, target sustainable and organic farming, and reduce the availability of fresh, local food in our communities. These FSMA rules have been all over […]

Have you joined the food fight?

November 7, 2013

Dear Supporter, The comments are pouring in from around the country:  from farmers worried about losing their ability to farm sustainably – and their livelihoods. From concerned consumers who don’t want to see local strawberries or salsa disappear from the neighborhood farmers’ market. Have you submitted yours yet? There’s a lot to lose if the […]

Alert: Stand up for your farmer, stand up for your food

October 24, 2013

All across the country today, communities are celebrating Food Day 2013, a day to support and celebrate healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. But much of the progress we’re making towards a better food and farm system is being threatened by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations – new rules currently proposed by the Food […]

Your Tomatoes Are On The Line

October 4, 2013

Dear Supporter, Fresh lettuce and organic blueberries from the farmers market. Spicy pickles made from local cucumbers. Juicy tomatoes in school cafeterias. If you’re anything like us, this is the kind of food you like to be able to buy in your community, have in your kitchen, and see on your kids’ lunch trays at […]

It’s Time to Fix FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Regulations

October 3, 2013

Today, NSAC launched a campaign to improve deeply flawed federal food safety regulations that will have a huge impact on farmers and the availability of high-quality local food products.  The NSAC campaign provides farmers, concerned consumers, and farm, food, and public health organizations with information and resources to be able to effectively comment on the […]

How many years does it take to write a farm bill?

September 11, 2013

Dear Supporter, It should be a no-brainer:  when Congress takes on our nation’s food and farm policy, they should invest in a sustainable future and support beginning farmers, on-farm conservation, and job creation through local food and farms, right? Unfortunately, politics is trumping the best interests of both farmers and people like us. For two […]

A better food and farm future, starting now

June 18, 2013

Dear Supporter, When you think about the future of food, what do you want to see?  If you’re like us, you want to see thriving family farms across the countryside and your choice of fresh, healthy, affordable food in your community. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives is poised to take a giant step backwards this […]

What a Win!

June 3, 2013

Dear Supporter, Guess what?  Last week, the Senate heard from us – and they listened!  Because of calls from grassroots advocates like you, the Senate passed an amendment – the Durbin-Coburn amendment – that takes a bold first step towards reforming ballooning crop insurance subsidies for wealthy mega-farms in the 2013 Farm Bill! Calls from […]

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