Baker-Polito Administration Launches Drought Emergency Loan Fund

September 8, 2016Environment

New fund will provide affordable working capital to family farms and other small businesses impacted by historic drought conditions Guest Blog Post By: Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito BOSTON –Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of the Massachusetts Drought Emergency Loan Fund, which has the capacity to provide up to $1 … Read More

Spoiler Alert & Healthy Acadia: A Food Donation and Case Study

July 14, 2016Conservation, Consumers, Direct to Consumer, Environment, Farm Economics, Food Hubs, Food Justice, Nutrition, Regional Food Systems

Guest blog post by: Farmers Union member, Spoiler Alert Healthy Acadia is a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to build healthy communities. In partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Healthy Acadia coordinates gleaning opportunities throughout Hancock and Washington counties, a region characterized by significant levels of poverty and food insecurity. Healthy Acadia connects volunteers … Read More

EPA Official Discusses Water Rule at NFU Convention

March 18, 2015Country of Origin Labeling, Environment, Meat and Poultry, National Farmers Union

GUEST BLOG POST By Dan Voorhis of the Wichita Eagle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that she regretted how her agency handled the rollout of the controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rules that have many farm leaders complaining about federal infringement on private property. She spoke at the National Farmers Union convention … Read More