Action Alerts


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 […]

What a Win!

May 31, 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 […]

Healthier food, successful farms: starting now.

April 26, 2013

Dear Supporter, Wherever there’s local food, there are farmers feeding communities and creating jobs.  Farmers and ranchers are responding to skyrocketing demand for fresh, healthy food everywhere – at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and in schools across the nation.  At the same time, the farmers and ranchers across the country who feed us are getting […]

Agribusiness doesn’t speak for me.

March 14, 2013

Dear Supporter, The meat industry has worked tirelessly to drive independent producers out of business.  Agribusiness giants like Monsanto want to overstep judicial processes and plant genetically engineered crops even if a court has ruled that the crops were approved illegally.  And guess what?  Some members of the Senate are on their side. The Senate’s […]

Our best chance.

March 8, 2013

Dear Supporter, Unless the Senate acts to fix the situation next week, 2013 is on track to be the worst setback for sustainable agriculture in years.  Opportunities for farmers to implement smart conservation practices will be severely limited.  Training opportunities for the next generation of beginning and minority farmers will dry up.  Microloans to the […]

Action Alert: Where do we go from here?

February 1, 2013

This update was sent to supporters on February 1, 2013 – stay tuned for more details and opportunities to take action soon! We made major progress last year on the food and farm policy front.  While they weren’t perfect, draft versions of the 2012 Farm Bill in Congress included long-overdue reforms, investments in the future […]

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