Tag Archives: local food policy

Make Local Food & Farms Part of the Conversation This Election

Before you cast your vote on Tuesday, November 3rd, you deserve to know where candidates running for Congress stand on the most pressing food and farm issues. This year, we worked with state and national…

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Redefining ‘Local Foods’

New law positions local businesses for success SPRINGFIELD, IL — On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation redefining what shall be considered “local” food in the state of Illinois, making it easier…

Congress fails to pass new Farm Bill; leaves farmers, eaters, and rural communities stranded

On September 30th, Congress abandoned America’s farmers, eaters and rural communities right alongside clean water and healthy soil. The 2014 Farm Bill expired on September 30th, and despite months of organizing, letter-writing, and phone calls…

Illinois General Assembly approves Smarter Rules for Farmers Markets

The Illinois Senate unanimously approved legislation (HB 5657) last week that will result in smarter, streamlined and statewide rules for food sanitation at farmers markets. HB 5657 was unanimously approved by the Illinois House of…