Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Increase economic opportunity for the nation’s diverse family farmers. Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for programs important to beginning and minority farmers. This was sent to help influence their deliberations that are being submitted to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (10.25.11) NFFC and a national “Network of Black Farm Groups[…]

Reserves

Joint Letter to Governments, UN Bodies and International Financial Institutions re: International Call for a Coordinated Approach to Food Reserves (06.01.10) Joint Letter to Congress In Support of Reserves (4.28.08)

National Animal Identification System

38 organizations ask OMB to return the Animal Disease Traceability final rule to the USDA for more thorough review (07.10.12) of its disproportionate impact on small farmers and the associated businesses, such as sale barns and veterinarians. Farmers Unite Against NAIS (11.18.09) – Family farmers joined food safety groups, sustainable agriculture advocates, and a variety[…]

Health Care

NFFC Urges Pelosi to Support Health Care Reform (11.10.09) – NFFC wrote Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to vote for passage of H.R. 3962 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act – as it makes it way to the floor of the House of Representatives this weekend.

GIPSA

NFFC joins 140 state and national farm and livestock organizations in letters to the House and Senate committee members backing the GIPSA rule. NFFC signs this letter from 83 Organizations to Secretary Vilsack requesting Captive Supply Rulemaking. NFFC joins 135 organizations in a comment to support the GIPSA rule published by the USDA. The comments[…]

Food Sovereignty

Protect independent livestock and poultry producers. Improve farmer access to classical plant breeding. Letter to Leadership of the Congressional Agriculture Committees to express our strong support for Congress to complete the reauthorization of the farm bill in 2012. (02.14.12) Letter to The Honorable Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (10.14.11) Why We Left[…]

Food Safety

NFFC joined the Center for Food Safety and other allies to oppose proposed changes to the oversight of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Sections 10011-10014 of the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. An earlier letter was sent to Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson opposing the riders; the most[…]

Dairy

Organizations, business’, and individuals urge Members of Congress to support a Farm Bill including a better solution to the crisis facing dairy farmers. (12.3.12) Urge all members of the US Senate to look at the pricing formula in the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act (S-1640) (6.20.12) This letter was sent to the Senate signed by[…]

Credit, Loans, and Disaster

100+ Groups Urge USDA to Suspend CAFO Loans (11.16.09) – Over 100 groups signed a letter to Secretary Vilsack urging the USDA to to immediately suspend all direct or guaranteed loans for the construction or expansion of specialized hog or poultry production facilities. NFFC and 50-plus Groups Send Letter to Secretaries Vilsack and Geithner Urging[…]