Feb. 2021 🐝 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 February 2021 edition of The Buzz. The new year is off to a fast start as Congress and the legislatures in the Carolinas have started session. The issues facing the sustainable agriculture community, particularly in relation to the ongoing negotiations around COVID-19 relief, and agricultural solutions to climate change like those in the Agricultural Resilience Act will be hot topics in the first quarter of 2021.

One issue of immediate concern is the proposed changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. If implemented, these unfair rules would burden local farms and food businesses with onerous record-keeping requirements. There is an opportunity to make your voice heard by submitting a comment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The deadline is February 22, so take action today!


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Nick Wood, CFSA Policy Director

P.S. “This Week at CFSA” is back and we’ve made tweaks!

  • Monthly themes
    • February – food access and hunger
    • March – how to buy local food
    • April – climate change
  • Taking Q&A from viewers that tune in during live broadcasts!
  • Posting recordings to YouTube (if you don’t do Instagram or Facebook)

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