Dec. 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 December 2020 edition of The Buzz. To say it has been quite a year is the understatement of the year. When I started in February, I had no idea what was to come and am grateful for all of my incredible co-workers, CFSA members, and too many organizations and agencies to list in this space.

This year, I’m proud to be part of supporting farmers markets, pushing for direct COVID-19 aid for small farms, advocating for online SNAP and SNAP increases, and joining so many allies to host a virtual candidate forum connecting issues of farms, food, and hunger in a socially-distanced election year.

There is a lot to be excited about in 2021 and many challenges ahead as the pandemic continues. Further COVID-19 response and issues of climate—and the role of sustainable agriculture as a solution—will continue. For CFSA members (I encourage all of you to join!), be on the lookout for information about the forthcoming 2021 CFSA member advocacy program!
Happy Holidays from the CFSA Policy Team!

Nick Wood, CFSA Policy Director