Policy and Advocacy Newsletter2021-06-30T10:38:58-04:00

Policy and Advocacy Newsletter

Welcome to the NOFA/Mass newsletter series

Each week we publish original articles on the topics we care about most.

Read about the latest policy issues affecting Massachusetts farmers and consumers in our “Policy and Advocacy” newsletter, get insider farming and gardening tips from expert growers in our “Be a Better Grower” newsletter, learn to do it yourself, from food preservation to building fences, in our “Practical Self-Sufficiency” newsletter and see how our community is working to improve the food system in our “Food Justice” newsletter.

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New funding for Healthy Soils and Glyphosate Study; Bayer to end consumer sales

August 5th, 2021|Categories: Mass Pollinators, Newsletters|Tags: , , |

This is a good news bulletin! The FY22 state budget approved by the Massachusetts legislature on July 8, 2021 included two amendments we had been advocating for: funding for the Mass. Healthy Soils Program [...]

The Massachusetts Pollinator Network Takes Flight

July 1st, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , |

By Rosemary Malfi, Massachusetts Pollinator Network Coordinator After many months of preparation, fundraising, and community building, NOFA/Mass has officially launched the Massachusetts Pollinator Network (MAPN) as part of our Policy Department. MAPN is a statewide initiative to connect and support the growing number of [...]

Victory for Pollinators! Retail stores to stop selling neonic pesticides in Massachusetts

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , |

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director On  March 1st 2021 the Mass. Pesticide Board Subcommittee passed a motion to protect pollinators by restricting the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”). The new regulations, which go [...]

Call legislators to cosponsor NOFA/Mass priorities

April 7th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , |

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Now is the time: we need all NOFA/Mass members and supporters to contact their state legislators to ask them to cosponsor our legislative priorities for the 2021-22 legislative [...]

New Bill to Address Eagle Poisoning… (Keep) Calling Legislators

May 4th, 2021|Categories: Action Alert, Newsletters|Tags: , , |

By Marty Dagoberto, NOFA/Mass Policy Director Our April Policy Newsletter is still in effect - please keep calling for legislators to ask them to cosponsor our priority bills.  We were successful in securing the [...]

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