Author: jessica

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC’s vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply...

The farm bill connects the food on our plates, the farmers and ranchers who produce that food, and the natural resources – our soil, air and water – that making growing food possible. In the simplest terms, the farm bill has a tremendous impact on farming...

Susan Rockefeller debuts her new film "Food for Thought, Food for Life" “I grew up spending the summers in East Hampton with my family, back when going to the Hamptons was simply referred to as going to “Long Island,” shares Susan Rockefeller [above]. “Some of...

Just about everyone agrees that we need more farmers. Currently, nearly 30 percent are 65 or older, and fewer than 10 percent are under 35. The number of farmers is likely to fall further with continuing consolidation and technological innovation. But displacement of farmers is neither...

There is some talk about the food movement’s winning. I’m not even sure such a thing as a food movement exists. Yes, we have seen some encouraging developments: a promised reduction in the use of antibiotics by Tyson Foods and McDonald’s, a marginal wage increase by...

“Some food hubs are building infrastructure to store food year-round which creates an actual response to the question: ‘How can we feed a nation without big agriculture?’” noted Kate Petcosky, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Food Access Coordinator in Lowell, MA. “At this point, we...