Where do we go from here?
These are incredibly tough times politically for small farmers and food advocates. Will Congress go to "Conference" or not? We don't know, but we do know that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has the power to be a huge game changer for the future of farming. We need to remain focused on the stranded programs and secure important provisions to ensure continued conservation and production rules that work. Our partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are putting together tool kits for the upcoming Open Comment period. We will need to make personal and specific comments on a number of issues. We have one short video from an organic farmer discussing how FSMA will affect him.