Press Releases

For media inquiries, contact Fair Farms Campaign Manager Shelby Kalm shelby(at)fairfarmsnow.org.


Press Release: Governor Vetoes Farm to Institution Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020 CONTACT: Shelby Kalm, Fair Farms Campaign Manager, shelby@fairfarmsnow.org Governor Vetoes Farm to Institution Program [Takoma Park, Md] — Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he has vetoed legislation that requires increased spending – including the establishment of the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program and Certified Local Farm Food Aggregation…
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Media Alert: Little Sesame Launches Second Annual Little Seedlings Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maddy Beckwith maddy@eatlittlesesame.com (202) 302-0375 MEDIA ALERT:  Little Sesame and National Young Farmers Coalition Come Together to Support Local Farmers   Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2020) At Little Sesame, we are committed to building meals with the highest quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. The ingredients we choose don’t just make delicious food,…
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Press Release: Fair Farms Receives $5,000 Grant from Farm Aid

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2019 CONTACT: Shelby Kalm, Fair Farms Campaign Manager, shelby@fairfarmsnow.org FAIR FARMS CAMPAIGN RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT FROM FARM AID [Takoma Park, Md] — Fair Farms was awarded a $5,000 grant from Farm Aid to bring together consumers, farmers, and conservationists to advocate for a food system that is equitable, fair…
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Christmas Farms and Families Petition Delivery

VICTORY: Hogan Administration Invests $200,000 in Farmers Market Matching Program

Take Action: Thank Governor Hogan for his Leadership Christmas came early for local farmers and food-insecure Marylanders! On December 21st, Governor Hogan announced that the state will be investing $200,000 in the Farms and Families Grant Program to double farmers market purchases made by low-income families using their federal nutrition benefits. Join us in thanking…
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CDC Farm to Table Antibiotic Resistance

Press Release: Hogan Administration Defies General Assembly by Failing to Address Irresponsible Antibiotic Use in Agriculture

MDA’s Proposed Regulations for 2017 Law Allow for Continued Routine Antibiotic Use, Which Fuels Global Antibiotic Resistance Crisis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2018 CONTACT: Emily Scarr, Director, Maryland PIRG Director, emily@marylandpirg.org, 859-221-4213 Katlyn Clark, Staff Attorney, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, katlyn@waterkeeperschesapeake.org, 240-320-7711 Annapolis, Md – Public health advocates are crying foul over the Maryland Department of…
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Socially Disadvantaged Farmer Training

Press Release: Senator Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Improve Assistance for Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Advocates praise changes to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability for underserved farmers and ranchers For Immediate Release May 15, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a bill that would improve assistance to underserved populations in the farming community. The “Assist Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers…
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Child at Farmers Market

Farmers and Anti-Hunger Advocates Call on Gov. Hogan to Use Budget Surplus to Fight Food-Insecurity and Support Local Agriculture

For Immediate Release March 19, 2018 Millersville, MD (March 19, 2018) – In conjunction with Maryland Agriculture Week, declared by Gov. Hogan as March 18-21, and the state’s recent announcement of a $430 million budget surplus, farmers and anti-hunger advocates have renewed their calls for the Governor to fund the Maryland Farms and Families Program….
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Weis Markets Chicken Thighs

Press Release: New Campaign Asks Weis Markets to Adopt Responsible Antibiotics Policy for Store-Brand Chicken

Regional Grocery Chain Sells Sanderson Farms Chicken, Poultry Company Routinely Using Medically Important Antibiotics For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 Contact: Alicia LaPorte alicia@willowkeep.net 860.869.9788 Takoma Park, MD (January 30, 2018) – Fair Farms, a grassroots movement of Marylanders committed to building a sustainable and healthy food system, today launched Fair Farms Wise Choice, a…
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