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March 26: U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis Criticizes Senate Hearing on Global Food Crisis (03.26.09). – The U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis expressed deep disappointment with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Alleviating Global Hunger: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership: held on March 24. The hearing relied primarily on testimonies[…]

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March 26: Dairy Farmers Call Vilsack Dairy Measures Inadequate (03.26.09). – The NFFC Dairy Subcommittee today criticized Secretary Vilsack’s plan to donate surplus nonfat dry milk for failing to adequately address the deepening crisis in the dairy sector that is the worst since the Great Depression. Farmers also criticized National Milk Producers Federation for failing to[…]

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March 12: U.S. Family Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Criticize NAIS as Threat to Farmer Livelihoods and Local Food Systems (03.12.09) – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Dairy, Livestock and Poultry held a hearing March 11 examining implementation of NAIS. Congressional representatives failed to understand that NAIS will neither address animal disease nor food safety.

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March 4: Dairy Farmers Refute Milk Price Collapse Caused by Overproduction (03.04.09) – NFFC Dairy Subcommittee hosted a press teleconference call stating that until we deal with the reality of a broken pricing system at the CME, massive imports and corruption in our dairy cooperatives, dairy farmers will never be able to obtain fair prices that[…]