New Marker Bill Promises Local Food Support

We are happy to announce the release of the new Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013!  The bill, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine, addresses a range of farm bill titles, from extension programs to processing and distribution as it works to aid farmers and consumers on the local and regional level.  As you’ll recall, NYFC promoted the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (LFFJA) introduced... Read More

Washington Young Farmers Coalition Lobby for local food next week!

Good luck to the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (an NYFC affiliate) as they join forces with other Washington food and farming groups in pushing for positive change in state programming!  Here is more about the event from WAYFC: WA Young Farmers Coalition is joining forces with Tilth Producers of WA, the Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network, and the Good Food Coalition to ask our state legislature to restore funding for the WSDA’s... Read More