NESAWG organizes Northeast stakeholders to participate in public policy development. We work to increase collaboration among individuals and groups to strengthen our knowledge and effectiveness. Our advocacy efforts seek to bring a Northeast voice to federal policy. Our annual conference and work groups help participants connect on local, state and regional policies as well.
NESAWG’s Policy Organizer, Amy Little, is available to help you with public policy advocacy. Our Policy Organizer supports network participants as they engage in policy work – from action alerts to visits with members of Congress.
Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org, office 845-255-0822, cell 845-853-3440.
Read more about NESAWG policy advocacy:
Appropriations, 2013 Farm Bill, Food Safety Modernization Act, Immigration: Are some of the big federal policy actions NESAWG is engaged in. We urge members of our network to participate in shaping policies, and advocating for our interests.
Regional Food System Policy Project: A vibrant and viable food system in New England requires a supportive public policy environment. For this reason, the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is teaming up with American Farmland Trust and the Conservation Law Foundation to identify the policy levers that will support improved farm profitability, expanded food production and the agricultural infrastructure needed to improve regional food resiliency. Drawing upon expertise and experience of leaders and practitioners across New England, this two-year project will focus on federal, state and regional policy arenas, analyzing policy barriers and gaps in five key areas and recommending where change is most needed, at what level and scale, and what kinds of advocacy might be most effective. The project began in 2012 and will go through 2014.
2012 Marker Bills: Check out a summary of many of the Marker Bills reforming one or more specific titles of the farm bill.
2007 Farm Bill: NESAWG created a The Farm Bill User Guide as an interactive online reference about the 2007 Farm Bill. It focused on the programs and policies that are particularly relevant to the Northeast.