Glyphosate IS everywhere!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I thought this would be a pretty simple first blog post – Monsanto’s Roundup Contaminates More than Just the Food on the Store Shelves – but breast milk? Nothing is supposed to be safer than breast milk. But as I looked deeper, I found a conspiracy, a profane alliance between industry, academia and the government. As more facts come to light, industry and public research continue to soft-sell the dangers of GM crops and the...

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Legislative Update from D.C.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Tyler Mac Innis serves as NFFC’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow.  He will be following Farm Bill implementation and making regular updates on the process here. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the House Agriculture Committee last week to discuss the state of the rural economy and field questions on the implementation of the Farm Bill.  Over the past few weeks USDA officials have appeared before the House and Senate...

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Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Family Farmers and Allies to Protest Dairy Price Fixing and Global Carbon Trading Outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – 141 W. Jackson – at 12:00 Noon on April 18th Contact: John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, (608) 260-0900 www.familyfarmers.org Chicago, Illinois  – To mark Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasant Struggle, family farmers and their allies will converge at the Chicago Mercantile...

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USDA releases Agriculture census – Civil Eats and NFFC respond

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Last Thursday, the USDA released its preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census. To us here at NFFC, the census numbers were misleading and not reflective of the economic situation for small-scale independent farmers. Civil Eats, an online news source that focuses on all things food, interviewed Kathy for their story on the USDA’s data. Check out the great article...

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