New Report from GRAIN Exposes TIAA-CREF Land Grabs in Brazil

Tonight the Sao Paolo desk of the New York Times posted an article about a new report from GRAIN indicating that the New York-based investment firm known as TIAA-CREF has invested hundreds of millions of dollars from pension funds in Brazilian farmland. As GRAIN states, “Aside from these apparent violations of Brazilian legislation, our investigations[…]

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The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate[…]


Wish Kathy Ozer a Happy Birthday with Support for NFFC!

  Today – August 4, 2015 – NFFC’s director, Kathy Ozer, celebrates her 57th birthday, and tomorrow she begins her chemotherapy treatment plan for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at Georgetown University hospital, one of the DC area’s oldest academic teaching hospitals. For the next six months she will receive an infusion of Rituxin and Bendamustine for two[…]

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NFFC Fights for 2501 Program in Letter to President Obama

Last week, NFFC joined over 110 organizations in a letter to President Obama to restore funding for socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in FY 2017.  The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (OASDVR) has helped farm families and communities reengage in agriculture in areas where poverty is high and[…]

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NFFC President Urges House to Oppose HR 1599, DARK Act

For non-GMO farmers, H.R. 1599 would be disastrous as it would preempt laws designed to protect them from GMO contamination of their fields. Without strong regulations and oversight, farmers’ crops and livelihoods are at risk in ways that they, their families and their communities cannot afford.

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Europe’s Biotech Confusion — A Big Problem for The Biotech Industry

The US farm press is a segment of the media that most people never see. The glossy magazines tell farmers everything they need to know in order to be successful, efficient and progressive — that is, in constant growth mode. Most have no subscription fees, there are plenty of advertisers to cover costs. Editorial content[…]

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But, This Free Trade Deal Will Really Be Good For Everyone!! (And have I got a deal for you on a bridge in Brooklyn).

The TPP is a “trade agreement” between 12 Asia Pacific region nations and its counterpart TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) between the US and the European Union, are billed as “free trade” agreements, but they have little to do with trade. At this point it seems we have no shortage of goods imported from[…]