Nov. 2020 🐝 What’s up in Food & Farming Policy

How is is local food and farming being affected on a policy level?

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Dear Rebecca,

Welcome to the November 2020 edition of The Buzz. It’s already been quite an eventful month for everyone due to the election, which answers some questions but leaves many more as major changes come amid a country surrounded by COVID-19-related uncertainties. For CFSA staff and hundreds of others, the first week of November also brought the excitement of our first-ever, virtual Sustainable Agriculture Conference.

It is a time of transition, particularly on the federal level. 2021 will bring a new president and new leadership at the USDA. Big leadership changes will also come to the agriculture committees in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, as three out of the four chairs will no longer be serving in Congress.

What hasn’t changed is the need for a strong pandemic response like that in the Local Farmer Act, urgent action on climate change, and much more to support our local farms and food system next year!

In solidarity,


Nick Wood, CFSA Policy Director

PS – ‘Tis the Season…to Give Back! During the season of giving thanks and giving gifts, please consider giving back with a tax-deductible donation to CFSA. Every dollar is appreciated and represents your vote for a sustainable food and farming future in the Carolinas and beyond.