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Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.

Jun 06, 2019

ORGANIZING FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE AND A JUST FOOD SYSTEM IN VERMONT WITH MIGRANT JUSTICE An interview with Migrant Justice’s Campaign Coordinator, Abel Luna

Jun 06, 2019

ORGANIZING FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE AND A JUST FOOD SYSTEM IN VERMONT WITH MIGRANT JUSTICE An interview with Migrant Justice’s Campaign Coordinator, Abel Luna

Jun 05, 2019

Winnie Huston is the Community Advocacy Coordinator for DC Greens, a food justice non-profit in Washington, DC. Learn more about her journey, her work, and the challenges of food insecurity in our nation's capitol.

May 14, 2019

Fishing Partnership Support Services (FP) is a nonprofit company in Massachusetts that has been improving the health, safety, and economic security of fishing families for over 20 years. Food producers, including fishermen, deserve our support. Fishermen are critical to our local economy. For example, seven-thousand Massachusetts fishermen form the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar seafood industry that supports over 90,000 workers. Furthermore, the future looks bright for the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the fishing industry will grow by 11% by 2026 - compared to 7% for all occupations.

Apr 10, 2019

Tess Brown-Lavoie owns and farms in Rhode Island at Sidewalk Ends Farm. She is also a member of the Justice and Agriculture working group, which is part of a broader local agriculture community organized under the Young Farmer Network, works on policy and programs related to agricultural lands as the RI Field Agent at Land For Good, and serves as the President of the National Young Farmer Coalition. Learn more about the challenges and solutions she is addressing locally and nationally, in her own words.

Mar 07, 2019

Learn the results from our 2018 network policy survey

Feb 21, 2019

This year's It Takes a Region will be held in Jersey City, NJ, on November 7th, 8th, 9th. Are you interested in shaping the conference to meet specific needs of the food system? Join the 2019 Conference Planning Committee! Email your expression of interest, including briefly why you would like to join the CPC, to [email protected] by March 4th. Conference Planning Committee members are expected to: Attend 1 monthly Zoom call of approximately 1 hour between March - November Complete follow-up tasks between meetings (approximately ½ hour to 1 hour per month) related to promoting the Request for Proposals and reviewing submissions, planning pre-conferences, promoting the conference to your network, and strategizing on conference programming Conference Planning Committee members in good standing (attendance at 7 of 9 monthly meetings and successful completion of tasks) will receive: Listing as a Committee member with a bio and photo on the conference website Opportunity to shape conference program to meet specific needs of their area of the food system Free registration A full travel scholarships for those who require it to attend Got questions or want to apply? Email [email protected]

Feb 19, 2019

The Green New Deal (GND) resolution was released last week, and includes agriculture in its approach to mitigating climate change. It is intentionally written as a scaffolding for developing more specific legislation, and holds potential for our particular agricultural strengths and needs here in the Northeast. Here are some ideas to get us started.

Feb 07, 2019

Gerldine Wilson started a community garden to address food access and the need for green space in her neighborhood. Learn more about her neighborhood, and her personal journey, in the community food movement.

Jan 07, 2019

Julie Rosali Garay-Perez is a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University and the Youth Organizer at F.R.E.S.H. New London. Learn more about her journey of self-discovery through food justice and the her experience at the recent It Takes a Region conference.