The National Family Farm Coalition joined more than 110 farm, food and consumer groups on an April 12 letter urging Congress to oppose fast track legislation (trade promotion authority), which would ease the passage of free trade agreements such as the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TAFTA (Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement). Dena Hoff, board[…]
Can organic farmers use Roundup® ? I get that question a lot, society has been told and it seems, really believes that as crop chemicals go, nothing could be safer. But that’s just it, using nothing is safer. And no, organic farmers can’t use it, but if I could why would I want to? It[…]
One hundred years ago, half of the population of France were farmers. Now less than 3% farm. In the Périgord, a rural community fears they may be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years. Filmed over four years, AFTER WINTER, SPRING captures the roots of farm-to-table and the tenacity of a people who have taken one season at a time for generations.
Guest Editorial by Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro Ag With dairy farmers’ prices plummeting $9.50 per cwt. (hundred weight) from the high point of $26.16 in September 2014 down to the present level of $16.66, it makes one wonder if the net result will come close to the 2009 massacre. The high point of 2008 was[…]
NFFC members and friends provide thoughtful insights and event updates that you don’t want to miss in the 2015 Spring Newsletter.