A growing number of consumers doubt the safety, nutrition and sustainability of our agriculture and food system.

At the same time, more and more young people are turning to farming, communities across the nation are exploring ways they can support local food production and farmers are creating thriving food businesses.

The interest and demand for local foods provides our members with many opportunities to develop the infrastructure for local food sourcing, like farmers markets, co-ops and food hubs as well as address regulatory and policy obstacles to local food and value-added production.

Organizing at the community level to support local food infrastructure increases income and jobs, especially in rural communities that lack food security, and replaces food imports with fresh, wholesome locally grown and processed food supplies.

News from Local food

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Farmland is One of the Biggest Obstacles for Beginning Farmers

Northern Plains member Patrick Certain is one of the thousands of new farmers looking for farmland.  This story is excerpted from Homegrown Stories. Read the…

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This is what changing the dominant narrative on our food systems looks like.

Welcome to Homegrown Stories’ new website. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Homegrown Stories website! The team made significant changes to the…

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Court sides with the people of North Dakota upholding ban on corporate farming

Judge upholds 86-year-old agriculture law as both functional and constitutional Written by Dakota Resource Council. Close to one hundred years ago, the people of North…