Food Safety Comments Due at Midnight Tonight – Read NFYC’s Here

Tonight is the deadline for Food Safety comments! NYFC members discussing the proposed regulations at a letter-writing event last year. This is the final day in a two-year long process, and you’ve got only one final night to get your comment in!  We’ve been working with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and dozens of farmers throughout the NYFC network to analyze this new draft from the FDA and how it will affect new and... Read More

A Re-Focus on Food Safety

Brian Snyder, Executive Director of PASA This piece is re-posted with permission from “Write to Farm” by Brian Snyder, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.  Click here to read the original. Food Safety Back On the Agenda If you thought we were done with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), you can think again. It has been most of a year since the process of responding to newly proposed... Read More

September News: Climate Justice, Food Safety News, and Land Access Training

It’s officially fall  — we hope you’re catching your breath in the fields and watching the new season edge its way in.  The FDA just released a new draft of Food Safety rules and significant improvements were made. The agency certainly listened, but we’ll need your help to ensure that the final rules work for local farms. Read more about this campaign, NYFC at the People’s Climate March, our work to make farmland... Read More

Giving Thanks for Grassroots Success

A letter-writing event organized by the Hudson Valley Young Farmers Coalition. We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was lovely – filled with delicious (and local!) food and wonderful community. Now that the food safety comment period is closed, this seems like an appropriate point to express our thanks for the amazing outpouring of enthusiasm and organizing zeal that spread like wildfire across the country to gather comments and host events for... Read More

FDA Extends Food Safety Commenting Period One Week!

Yes, you read that right.  There have been a series of difficulties over the past week in accessing the regulations.gov website to submit comments on the proposed food safety regulations, so the FDA has announced a one week extension – comments are now due at 11:59 PM EST on next Friday, November 22.  Have you been thinking to yourself, “I really wish I’d gotten my comment in, but I didn’t have time to get up to speed”? ... Read More

What’s food day without the farmers?

Happy Food Day! Today is the day that thousands of foodies, farmers, and farm supporters come together to celebrate healthy food, sustainable agriculture and vibrant farming communities. A letter-writing event in Portland, OR. Photo courtesy of Sofie SherBurt. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate nutritious food and growing farms than by speaking up for the beginning, local and sustainable farmers who make it possible! NYFC has reported... Read More

Farmers Taking a Stand Today to Save Local Farms!

Today is the National Day of Action to Save Local Farms! Across the nation, thousands of activists are standing up against unreasonable food safety rules that threaten the future viability of small and local farms. Organizers are hosting 70 letter writing events before the FDA’s November 15th comment deadline. In their own words, here is why farmers are taking action: Read More  Read More

Two days until the food safety day of action! Find out how to get involved

The National Day of Action to Save Local Farms is in two days! On Wednesday, Arizona farmers gathered at the Conspiracy Co-op in Tuscon, AZ to tell the FDA how new rules will affect their operations. 64 events are being held in 28 states across the country. Farmers and farming supporters are gathering at annual mixers, informal potlucks, farmers markets and even classrooms to talk about how these regulations will impact beginning farmers and to influence... Read More

Food Safety News Spotlight NYFC Campaign

Check out the latest food safety news, featuring the National Young Farmers Coalition! Photo courtesy of USDA. NYFC has teamed up with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and a diverse network of other farming organizations to take on the proposed FDA food safety rules and to challenge the way they will impact sustainable, small-scale and beginning farmers. Read More  Read More

New Food Safety Resources to Help Your Action

Less than two weeks remain before the official National Day of Action on food safety! We’ve been hearing from folks all over the country, with events planned not only on October 20th, but all throughout the next month.  It’s amazing to see what the beginning farmer network is capable of!   Read More  Read More

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