Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

This week has been a busy week in DC. The TAFTA negotiators were in town and NFFC, along with other members of the Citizens Trade Campaign, greeted them on gray Monday morning.     Apparently the USTR wasn’t too keen on us asking the negotiators to stand up for democracy and leak the TAFTA text,[…]

Down to Earth: Small Farm Issues In a Big Farm World

Students at Ball State University created this excellent short documentary on the state of small farms in the U.S. Kathy was interviewed for and featured in it as well. The film focuses on the story of the Becker Family Farm and features interviews with other notable individuals like Will Allen of Growing Power and Senator[…]

December Newsletter

Happy December Everyone! Inside our latest newsletter, you’ll find an article about Nelson Mandela from Ralph Paige, a recognition of Arden Tewksbury’s long service to his community,and reports from Ben and Kathy. Also, we have two pages dedicated to member group Holiday Items for Sale!! Check it out: December Newsletter

Trade

CTC Letter on Fast Track and the TPP Letter on the TPP regarding Dairy to Rep. Peterson Letter to the USTR on US opposition to WTO proposals from developing countries to address their food security objectives and to allow for greater public spending to ensure more stable food supplies and prices. Letter to Ron Kirk,[…]

Largest projected price decline for corn in 60 years

Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaeffer of the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, just released an important article on the increases in demand and production cost for corn despite a projected price decline of about 35%. Please read the full article here. “With higher year-ending stocks for the 2013 crop, the USDA projects a mid-range[…]