Policy & Advocacy

Make your voice heard

Federal, state and local policies can affect a community's ability to implement farm to institution practices. For more information about farm to institution policy, please contact Cris Coffin, New England Director for American Farmland Trust (and a FINE board member). We hope you'll join us in advocating for policies that make it easier to get more local and regional food into schools, colleges and hospitals in New England! 

Follow our lead

We regularly take action to support favorable policy by sending letters to legislators, writing informational papers, conducting research and recommending strategies to improve local food programs. Here are some examples of our recent policy efforts: 

Letter on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  

Comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Position paper on the 2012 Farm Bill & USDA Foods Program

Report on the DoD Fresh Program

Learn from others

Food Safety Modernization Act Guide