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Food Matters: Year-in-Review

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Madeline Keating, Darby Hoover, Nina Sevilla, Anya Obrez, Andrea Collins, Yvette Cabrera

Through NRDC's Food Matters initiative, U.S. cities work to prevent food from becoming waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps. 

Bipartisan Farm Bill Extension Signals Hope for 2024

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., United StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan, Jeff Slyfield, Jeffrey McManus

The one-year Farm Bill extension ensures short-term continuity, and we look forward to a full 2024 Farm Bill that protects people and the environment

Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Maine, CaliforniaAllison Johnson

Cheers! NRDC and our partners toasted a good cause on Capitol Hill: growing organic!

A Farm Bill Worth Fighting For

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Allison Johnson, Valerie Baron, Matthew Kaplan
We need a good Farm Bill – that advances climate, health, and worker protections – not one that turns back the clock.

Campaign Pushes Local Food & Safe Products at Dollar General

Expert BlogAlbuquerque, New MexicoSara Imperiale, Margaret Brown
A delegation from the Campaign for Healthier Solutions attended the 2023 Dollar General shareholder meeting in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As shareholders, we urged the corporation to phase out toxic chemicals from its consumer products and move forward with sourcing nutritious, locally…

Organic Needs a Boost in the Farm Bill

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Iowa, Washington, D.C.Allison Johnson
Our public investments in organic food production have not kept pace with the organic sector’s growth – and that’s a missed opportunity for domestic economic development. The Opportunities in Organic Act would help U.S. farms meet consumer demand by reducing…

COVER Act Will Modernize Crop Insurance

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
The COVER Act, led by Senator Brown (D-OH) and Representative Sean Casten (D-IL), is a bipartisan bill that offers farmers a $5 per acre good stewardship discount on crop insurance if they plant cover crops to improve their soil health.

2023 Farm Bill Can Help Address Climate Crisis

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Rath, Nina Sevilla, Allison Johnson
With the upcoming Farm Bill, Congress has the chance to make the economy-wide investments in our food system that the IPCC report states are necessary if we are to combat climate change.

Cover Crops for Every Climate

Expert BlogWest, Midwest, East, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho, New Mexico, TexasLara Bryant, Dr. Daniel Rath
Cover crops are adaptable, valuable, and effective enough that farmers can benefit from them in every region of the United States—even cold or dry areas.

New Yorkers Highlight Opportunities to Grow SNAP Incentives

Expert BlogNew YorkSahana Rao, Margaret Brown, Sara Imperiale
SNAP incentives play an essential role in addressing challenges around fresh, healthy food affordability and access, provide much needed markets for local farmers, and drive local economic development.