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!
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Happy Holidays from the CFSA Policy Team!
Nick

Nick Wood, CFSA Policy Director