Friday, March 28, 2014

New England Food Policy Report

The new report, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System, is a call to action. It provides a critical policy focus to existing work across the region to build a food system in New England that is healthy, economically vibrant, just, environmentally sustainable, and resilient.

Download the report now at

Fortunately, according to the recent 2012 Census of Agriculture, in every New England state the number of farms and the amount of land in farming increased from 2007 to 2012. What’s more, in some of these states, the number of young farmers grew as well. Throughout New England, many new and veteran farmers alike are working to feed our region while responsibly stewarding our land. But they need sound policies that supports their efforts — policies that can allow New England to capitalize on the opportunity to build a sustainable food system.

New Englanders deserve healthy food that supports our communities and environment. You have the power to tell your policymakers what has to change to make that happen.Take the first step today by reading and sharing our new report.

Jenny_Rushlow_forweb.jpgThanks for all you do on behalf of New England’s food system,
Jenny Rushlow
Staff Attorney
Director of CLF’s Farm & Food Initiative

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