Domestic Farm and Food Policy
Land and Resource Access
Local Food/New Farmer Initiative
Animal Disease Traceability
U.S. farm and food policy must change in order to reverse the economic devastation currently faced by our nation’s family farmers and rural communities. In addition, our international trade policy must recognize each nation’s right and responsibility to make their own decisions about how to develop and protect the capacity to grow food, sustain the livelihood of food producers, and feed the people in its own borders. We envision empowered communities everywhere working together democratically to advance a food and agriculture system that ensures health, justice, and dignity for all. Future generations will thrive when the family farm is an economically viable livelihood supported by environmentally sustainable and socially diverse vibrant rural communities.
Progressive Agriculture Organization 1300 Rattlesnake Hill Road Meshoppen, PA 18630 Phone 570-833-5776 firstname.lastname@example.org February 1, 2016 SENATOR CASEY MEETS WITH DAIRY FARMERS On Sunday, January 31 Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) met with several dairy farmers and two county commissioners at his headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to Pro-Ag officials, who arranged the[…]
We, as members of the international community from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the continental United States, convened by Pesticide Action Network, are gathered in Hawaiʻi in January 2016 to stand in solidarity with the movements in Hawaiʻi working to free the islands from the toxic influence of pesticide/genetic engineering (GE)[…]
In years past, the “Holidays”, Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, or whatever one chose to celebrate, were marred mostly by commercialism, “door buster sales”, trampling people to get some piece of cheap crap. That was bad enough. If we look at the big picture,—where we all need to look, the past weeks have been tragic, too tragic[…]
Our 2015 December Newsletter offers a sense of some of our campaigns and wins in 2015, as well as insights, stories and photos from NFFC farmers, fishermen and food sovereignty allies. Thanks to all who have offered energy and support in one way or other, keep up the good work, and enjoy a peaceful holiday[…]
Please support our members through their great offerings on these holiday market pages or by visiting their websites, listed under Who We Are/Member Groups. Thank you, and happy holidays!
NFFC has worked with allies PANNA, CFS, NRDC and others for several years to stop the release of Dow’s Enlist Duo. We are grateful for their tireless support and to the EPA for seeing the light on this disastrous combination of pesticides.
Tonight the Sao Paolo desk of the New York Times posted an article about a new report from GRAIN indicating that the New York-based investment firm known as TIAA-CREF has invested hundreds of millions of dollars from pension funds in Brazilian farmland. As GRAIN states, “Aside from these apparent violations of Brazilian legislation, our investigations[…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate[…]
On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. A gross misnomer, since the bill’s real purpose is to preempt the rights of state and local governments to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to overturn GMO labeling laws already[…]
Today – August 4, 2015 – NFFC’s director, Kathy Ozer, celebrates her 57th birthday, and tomorrow she begins her chemotherapy treatment plan for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at Georgetown University hospital, one of the DC area’s oldest academic teaching hospitals. For the next six months she will receive an infusion of Rituxin and Bendamustine for two[…]