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REGAIN Office Hours: Organizing for Food & Climate Justice in FloridaFlorida Food Policy Council

Erica Hall, Board Chair of the Florida Food Policy Council and longtime advocate for climate justice, social equity, and economic resilience, shares the Florida Food Policy Council’s work in community organizing for climate change resilience.

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How Regenerative Agriculture Can GrowRegenerative Agriculture Initiative at Yale Center for Business and Environment

The How Regenerative Agriculture Can Grow series is a collection of five briefs that cover how opportunities for policy reform, investing, training, and marketing can …

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Federal Crop Insurance: Legal Update & Latest DevelopmentsThe National Agricultural Law Center

During the webinar, Grant Ballard discusses federal crop insurance policy changes, new products crop insurance agents promote, litigation, and consequences for organic production. Grant represents …

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COMET Farm and Carbon Farm PlanningQuivira Coalition

Haley Nagle, Outreach & Education Specialist and Data Analyst with COMET Farm Team, and Lynette Niebrugge, Associate Director of Education and Training with Carbon Cycle …

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Strengthening the Economy, Health, and Climate Security through More Resilient Agriculture and Food SystemsDay One Project

Anchored in practice driving federal policy, the document describes how the agriculture sector can be reimagined to prioritize the environment, science, public health, and social …

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Analysis & Recommendations: U.S. Policy & Regenerative AgriculturePolicy Working Group at Funders for Regenerative Agriculture

Through 18+ interviews on the status of agriculture policy, the Policy Working Group examines challenges and opportunities for adopting policies that would support a transition …

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Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in MinnesotaFarmers Legal Action Group & Minnesota Farmers Union

Wondering if wind and solar energy are right for your farm? Or how to go about installing and producing renewable energy on a large scale? …

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Organic Fact SheetsMidwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

MOSES developed 48 easy-to-follow explanations about various topics related to organic farming that are categorized into five sections: Field Crops & Market Farming, Business & …

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Land Policy ReportHolly Rippon-Butler, National Young Farmers Coalition

Barriers to land access are laden with interconnected challenges of climate change, food sovereignty, structural racism and discrimination, cost of living, and public health. However, …

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Young Farmers Racial Equity ToolkitNational Young Farmers Coalition

The Racial Equity Toolkit (1) introduces the toolkit and the vast systems of racism in our agriculture system, (2) offers guidance on organizing around and …

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Land Access Solutions in the Agrarian Commons ModelFarm Commons

Why work with a land trust to preserve or access farmland? And, how do we navigate the creativity AND limitations of easements on farmland? Farm …

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Social Justice through Non-traditional Land Access StrategiesFarm Commons

The Farm Commons team discusses inequities in who has access to land, who owns the land, and strategies farmers and farm-advocates pursue to secure land …

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Farmers’ Guide to CART: NRCS’s New Conservation Planning, Resource Assessment, and Program Application ToolNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The NRCS Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART) streamlines and simplifies conservation planning so NRCS staff can inform farmers, ranchers, and landowners on how to implement …

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Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food ProgramsNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

This collection of current programs and policies breaks down who is eligible, success stories, application information, resources, and history. Originally released in 2014, the guide …

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Guide to Illinois Laws Governing Direct Farm MarketingIllinois Stewardship Alliance

Developed by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance with assistance from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois Extension, this guide informs farmers and producers …

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Digital Cafe Webinar SeriesSoil Health Nexus

The Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Webinar Series is a collection of monthly webinars talking all things soil health. Each webinar consists of a main …

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Leasing Land: Legal and Practical Tips for SuccessFarm Commons and Quivira Coalition

Doing your due diligence is a common practice when purchasing property, but as Rachel Armstrong explains, it is just as important when signing a lease …

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Right Business Structure for Reducing Legal Risk and Leveraging OpportunityFarm Commons and Quivira Coalition

Rachel Armstrong, founder and Executive Director at Farm Commons, discusses the importance of establishing the right business structure and writing the proper organizing document for …

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Key Perennial CropsSavanna Institute

The Key Perennial Crops infographic acts as a guidebook for top tree crops in the Midwest. The Savanna Institute characterizes 12 tree crops, each equipped …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Mississippi River Resilience InitiativeREGAIN

Trevor Russell and Erin Meier share their work on the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI). MRRI works to advance river-related policy and funding opportunities at the federal level by aiming to strengthen community resilience to climate change and reduce flood risk by restoring floodplains, riverine wetlands, delta and coastal wetlands, and backwaters.

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Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty CropsSavanna Institute & Farm Commons

The Savanna Institute partnered with Farm Commons, Wisconsin DATCAP, and Midwestern farmers to develop the Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty …

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Leveling the Fields: Creating Farming Opportunities for Black People, Indigenous People, and Other People of Color.Union of Concerned Scientists and HEAL Food Alliance

The policy brief discusses how systemic racism within the agricultural sector excludes Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) and strategies for addressing longstanding …

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REGAIN Office Hour: Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living CoverREGAIN

Green Lands Blue Waters, along with co-hosts RuralAdvantage and Savanna Institute, discuss examples of leveraging NRCS funds to implement and support Continuous Living Cover (CLC) practices like perennial forage and alley cropping.

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Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: The Pasture ProjectWinrock International

The report explores the market, benefits, and barriers related to grass-fed beef production, outlining a clear way forward for transitioning acreage to more sustainable management.

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The State of Grass Fed Value Chains in IllinoisPasture Project & Delta Institute

This webinar, a collaboration between the Pasture Project and Delta Institute, digs into the report “The State of Grass-Fed Value Chains in Illinois” and discusses the continuing work to advance grass-fed value chains in the state.

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