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

A Homegrown Concert, a Nationally Harvested Message – a reportback from Farm Aid 2013

This article was originally posted at sustainablekentucky.com. Twenty Seven years ago, before I even liked carrots, a serious farm crisis was going down and it was about to take family farms with it. In the seventies, leading up to the crisis, interest rates were low, export commodities were high, and farmers, hoping to become more efficient, increased production and borrowed money to purchase land and equipment. During the credit crisis of the eighties,... Read More

PASA launches new land leasing program

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) has just launched the website for their new land leasing program, Farm Lease Connection. The project, which started to take shape in 2009, came out of a perceived need of young, aspiring farmers in southeastern Pennsylvania. They were coming out of internships and apprenticeship experiences and looking for a next step, but not seeing a clear path forward in their farming careers. This... Read More