Family Farmers Denounce Senate Ag Hearing for Failure to Address Real Causes and Solutions to Dairy Crisis (10.27.09) – NFFC denounced today’s Senate Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the dairy crisis for failing to spotlight the voices of real family dairy farmers and instead relying on the same corporate processors and giant dairy cooperatives who have created[…]
Broad Coalition Decry White House Defense of Pesticide Lobbyist Nomination (10.27.09) – Sustainable agriculture advocates from around the country today expressed deep disappointment with the Obama Administration’s defense of nominating Islam Siddiqui, a former pesticide lobbyist as our chief agriculture trade representative at the office of the United States Trade Representative.
Washington Post Publishes NFFC Letter in Response to Outrageous Anti-Dairy Farmer Op-Ed (10.20.09) – The Washington Post published a response by NFFC to their outrageous October 9 “Got Money?” editorial condemning $350 million in emergency money for dairy farmers. NFFC’s letter told the Post to lay blame at food processors making record profits off the backs[…]
NFFC Press Teleconference Urges Direct Payments to Dairy Farmers (10.13.09) – NFFC held a press teleconference today to thank Congress for $350 million in emergency appropriations for dairy farmers. However, NFFC warned that unless a broken pricing system is replaced and antitrust measures are taken to address the lack of competitive markets for farmers’ milk, thousands of[…]