Last week, thousands of our supporters voted for their farm, food, and farmland priorities in the President-elect Barack Obama and Vice-President elect Joe Biden administration. Food and farm issues need to be top-of-mind for the next president and his cabinet. Come January, we will present our recommendations to the new administration. Please take this opportunity, if you haven't already voted, to send the message that you care about America's future. If you have already weighed-in on this important matter, then take this opportunity to tell a friend!
Around the Country
In Tennessee, HB 2228 passed, allowing conservation fund expenditures for farm management practices that protect soil, water, air, plants and animals.
San Francisco, California Mayor Gavin Newsom convened the first meeting of an Urban-Rural Roundtable charged with designing a plan to help expand markets for locally grown food.
Massachusetts closed out its legislative season with big wins for farms and farmland.
The Clean Ohio Bond Fund renewal boosts Ohio farmland preservation.
It is open season for farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest who want to apply for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants.
100-year-old farms in Indiana received the 2008 Hoosiers Homestead Award in honor of the farm’s contributions to the state’s agricultural heritage.
New report in Washington state explores the challenges related to agriculture and the environment and presents three opportunities for tackling environmental issues and improving economic outcomes for agriculture.
Register today for the 2009 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico next January. Attend our sessions "No Farms No Food" and "From Farm to Sea: Agriculture Working for Cleaner Water."