Read our official statement on the Farm Bill released by the Conference Committee last night. NFFC Responds to 2014 Conference Committee Farm Bill
In case you didn’t hear, the Conference Committee released an almost 1000 page farm bill last night! We have some updates regarding the status of GIPSA, Section 2501, Dairy concerns, among other issue areas. Stay tuned for our commentary.
La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to[…]
Ninety six organizations signed on to this letter advocating that no changes be made to country of origin labeling (COOL) rules during the 2014 Farm Bill Conference. Please read it here 2014 Farm Bill Conferee COOL Letter
As Federal Labor Board Confirms Walmart Broke the Law and California Court Names Walmart in Massive Wage Theft Lawsuit, OUR WALMART, SUPPLY CHAIN AND WAREHOUSE WORKERS RENEW CALLS FOR IMPROVING JOBS AT WALMART Group Calls Walmart’s Sign on to Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program a Win for Workers; Demands Company Do More to[…]
To: Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Ag Committee, Senator Thad Cochran, Minority Chair of the Senate Ag Committee Rep. Frank Lucas; Chair; House Ag Committee Rep. Colin Peterson, Minority Chair; House Ag Committee January 10, 2014 Dear Agriculture Leaders: I fully believe it’s time you bring closure to the[…]
Please read this short update on GIPSA, particularly relevant to North Dakota. http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/content/farm-bill-provision-could-be-step-backward-private-producers