For a farmer, getting the news that you no longer have a market for your product is devastating, I know, I got one of those letters a few months ago. It is especially problematic if you are a dairy farmer, since cows need to be milked every day. So, in April, when 75 Wisconsin farmers[…]
National Family Farm Coalition submitted the following comments to GIPSA (Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration) on June 12, 2017: These comments are submitted in regard to 9 CFR Part 201, Federal Register Number 2017-07361, posted April 12, 2017, on behalf of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC). The NFFC represents 25 grassroots member[…]
Location: Washington, D.C. Organizational Description National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) unites and strengthens the work of its diverse grassroots member organizations to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, fishermen and workers; safe and healthy food for all; and economically and environmentally sound rural communities. Founded in 1987, NFFC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed[…]
NAFTA should be replaced with a different agreement with the goal of increasing living standards in all three countries. Any provisions related to agriculture must start from a goal of rebuilding farm and food systems to support fair and sustainable rural economies and food supplies.
June 5, 2017 At a press conference held at the Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Arden Tewksbury, Manager of Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) announced that several farm organizations, milk cooperatives, and county commissioners have petitioned the USDA in Washington DC asking for a national milk hearing for all dairy farmers. The petition clearly asks the Department[…]