High-quality local meat can be hard to find, and one of the main reasons is the shortage of inspected slaughterhouses that are accessible to small farmers in many parts of the country. Farmers often have to haul their animals several
Virginia House Bill 1897 (HB 1897) and Senate Bill 1529 (SB 1529) are companion bills introduced, respectively, by Delegate Nick Freitas and Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel to make it crystal clear that aquaculture is
Virginia House Bill 2030 would allow the face-to-face sale of food products at farmers markets or through farm-based and home-based sales directly to consumers as long as the producer
When is a final committee vote on a bill not final? In Virginia, it’s when the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) decides it doesn’t like the outcome.
States’ rights and the individual’s right to be informed about genetically engineered foods are under serious threat. A bit of good news is that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is revoking the registration of “Enlist Duo,” a toxic herbicide developed to
Grassroots support is more important than anything now
in getting a Wisconsin Raw Milk Bill passed this legislative session!
Right now! Your calls to both of your state legislators asking them to Co-Sponsor the new Raw Milk Draft LRB 2821 will make a big difference. Click here to
As anyone who follows Polyface knows, we are extremely judicious—some would even say miserly—about forwarding things or urging people to act on policy options wending their way through the halls of Congress. We generally stick to broad issues and assume you’ll act properly on things when you hear about them. Here is an exception
June 8 is the last day to comment on the “Registration of Food Facilities” rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The most important provision for small farmers and artisan food producers is a proposed change to the definition of
ACT NOW! Sign the FAX Petition and send your own comments to your U.S. legislators.
Help stop the latest push for “Fast Track” legislation. This type of legislation would enable corporate power grabs–like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement–to be rushed through Congress without the normal procedures for amendments and debate.
Ask Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 4934
The recent solicitation by USDA for submachine guns raised concern among farmers and local food consumers. Why would an agency tasked with regulating agriculture in our country need such weapons?