This has been an incredible month for our coalition. We took a stand on affordable land access in the NY Times, we are working together to change new food safety rules that threaten our farms and Farm Hack is now its own organization! We’re gathering this weekend for Farm Hack Colorado and are gearing […]
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. 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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2013 PRESS ADVISORY: National Day of Action to Save Local Farms will bring together farmers, consumers to change proposed FDA food safety rules that threaten farm viability HUDSON, NY – On Sunday, October 20th farmers and consumers from across the country will take action to change the FDA’s draft food safety rules. Activists will […]
The National Day of Action to Save Local Farms is in two days! 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 change through […]
Check out the latest food safety news, featuring the National Young Farmers Coalition! 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.
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!
We have less than a month and a half until the comment period on the proposed food safety laws closes! These new rules stand to have a huge impact on the way all farms and ranches operate – even beginning farmers – and it’s crucial that we submit comments to help shape the way the […]
New food safety regulations are coming to a farm near yours! (Actually, they’re coming to your farm too.) As we have previously reported, the FDA is writing an entirely new set of food safety laws. There are a lot of huge changes, many of which will have an impact on beginning farmers, organic growers and […]
For Farmers, Farmers Market Week Celebrations Clouded With Concern and Confusion Over Looming New Food Safety
This article was written by Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition, posted to Huffington Post. The Farmers Market Coalition is working with NYFC and a number of other groups across the country to ensure the new food safety laws are the best they can be – safe for consumers, and viable for farmers. We’re […]
It’s the first major change to farm food safety rules since 1938. Things have changed a fair bit since then, don’t you think? In short, the proposed rules – initiated by the Food Safety Modernization Act – will have a significant impact on your farm. As written, you could have thousands of dollars of additional […]