Action Alerts

Action Alert: Reforms for a Stronger Food & Farm System

June 25, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill is on the move again! You helped us achieve some great progress over the past several months: this Senate version of the farm bill largely does right by sustainable agriculture, local food, beginning farmers and farmers of color, organics, and more. It is overall a step in the right direction on […]

ALERT: Farmers and American Communities Deserve a Better Farm Bill

May 15, 2018

You might have heard from us last week about the 2018 Farm Bill – thanks for making a call to your Senators to help ensure the Senate’s version of the bill invests in a better food and farm future! Today our focus turns to the other side of Capitol Hill*:  the House of Representatives is […]

Expanding Farm to School Nationwide

March 4, 2015

Many of our nation’s children eat two of their meals every day (plus snacks!) at school – what better place to invest in growing healthy kids? Farm to school programs are part of the solution: they introduce children to new and healthy foods choices in the cafeteria, classroom, and garden, and encourage children to have […]

Act Now: Comments on Conservation Stewardship Program are Due January 20!

January 13, 2015

Using sustainable farming methods to grow food and fiber is nothing new – in fact, sustainable farming is the foundation of growing practices in our nation and around the world. Although many of today’s farmers know more than a thing or two about feeding our nation’s families while conserving soil for future generations, keeping our […]

Take a Stand on Food Day 2014!

October 21, 2014

Food Day 2014 is nearly here! Food Day is a day when communities all across the country are gathering to support and celebrate healthy, affordable, and sustainable food – it’s a big day for the future of our food and farms. Food Day itself is just one day – October 24 – but the reality […]

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 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 […]

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