No Farms, No Food!
Rally on March 15th

More than ever before, we need your help to tell the Governor and state
leaders why they have to invest in New York’s farms, food and agricultural
land. On March 15th we will deliver this message with a No Farms No Food
Rally and Lobby Day at the Capitol in Albany.

This is a critical opportunity to join New Yorkers from across our great
state to rally at the Capitol and lobby our legislators. We will hear from
state policy makers and farm, food and environmental leaders and meet
directly with legislators to talk about the critical importance of state
programs that invest in farms, food and farmland.

Who: Farmers, food advocates, environmentalists, local officials, community
groups and concerned citizens.

What: Lobby day to demonstrate the critical need for state funding and
legislation that:

Protects farmland for future generations
Helps farmers protect water and the environment
Increases consumer access to nutritious foods grown in New York
Strengthens the economic viability of farms
When: Monday, March 15th, 2010

10:00 to 3:00


Invited Speakers: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Meet with State Legislators: Beginning at 11:30am
Reconvene: 3:00 pm
Where: Gather in Meeting Room 1 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Why: No Farms, No Food! New York’s economy needs a strong agricultural
industry. New Yorkers want nutritious foods grown close to home. Future
generations need us to help farmers protect water and productive farmland.


David Haight,
New York State Director
American Farmland Trust

3 Comments to ““NO FARMS, NO FOOD!” Rally in Albany, 3/15”

  • […] “NO FARMS, NO FOOD!” Rally in Albany, 3/15 « News From Underground […]

  • […] “NO FARMS, NO FOOD!” Rally in Albany, 3/15 « News From Underground […]

  • The message is simple and couldn’t be more clear—America’s farms and ranches provide an unparalleled abundance of fresh, healthy and local food, but they are rapidly disappearing.

    Ninety-one percent of America’s fruit and seventy-eight percent of our vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development. And every hour we lose 125 acres of farm and ranch land. That’s why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!

Post comment

Forbidden Bookshelf

Forbidden Bookshelf

“While We Were Sleeping”

While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion.

Click here to donate to NYUFASP and receive a copy of "While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York" (minimum donation to receive a book is $10 plus $8 shipping).

Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

If you'd like to receive updates delivered to your inbox daily, sign up for News From Underground Alerts:

Help News From Underground!

Message from Mark: "I am a one-man operation, although assisted greatly by some volunteers, and, now and then, by people paid by others for one-time projects. There is no shortage of skilled, dedicated folks out there who want to help me. There is, however, nothing I can pay them with, unless you decide you can contribute something."

Please donate via the PayPal button above or via PayPal by email to:

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Popular Posts


Need a bigger font size?

Sponsored Links

  • Your link could be here too, contact us for pricing details.