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The Daily Star Reports on Dairy Farmer Concerns

Several reporters participated in a telepress conference held last month by NFFC executive director Kathy Ozer and dairy farmer leaders. Mark Boshnack from the Daily Star (upstate New York) noted that, ‘Progressive Agriculture Organization manager Arden Tewksbury of Meshoppen, Pa., said that a supply-management system could charge farmers for excess milk produced above a yearly[…]

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Farm, Faith and Rural Groups Oppose TPP to Congress

April 27, 2016   Attention: Ag/Trade Leg. Staff U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Representative: The undersigned 161 farm, food, rural and faith groups urge you to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Independent family farmers and ranchers will see little benefit from the purported export gains from the[…]

Sustainable Agriculture, Faith and Rural Organizations Express Opposition to TPP

April 18, 2016 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as development, faith-based and sustainable agriculture organizations concerned about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on food security and sustainable development in the member countries and around the world. Many of us work closely with partners in developing countries and have witnessed[…]

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Tomás Madrigal: Land and Water on Washington’s Salish Coast

Researcher Tomás Alberto Madrigal shares with us his research on land and water rights, in which he discusses the importance of both economic viability and environmental sustainability for food production. Madrigal explains the practices of Washington State large-scale farms transforming their wealth into land holdings, multi-national agri-corporations’ attempts to improve their position in today’s global[…]

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NFFC Stands for the Right to Know, Against DARK Act

The National Family Farm Coalition is a long-time advocate of food sovereignty. As declared at the 2007 Forum for Food Sovereignty in Nyéléni: “Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It[…]

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Press Statement on the Assassination of Berta Cáceres, Call to Action

March 9, 2016 Contacts: Saulo Araujo, WhyHunger – (617)735-5899 Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions – (502)415-1080 Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition – (773)319-5838 Carol Schachet, Grassroots International – (617)524-1400 or (617)628-3455   Thursday March 3, 2016, at 1am, Berta Cáceres, a Lenca Indigenous woman and an internationally recognized leader, was assassinated in her home. Berta[…]

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COPINH – Ally to Many US-based Food Sovereignty Orgs – Seeks Justice for Activist Berta Cáceres

COPINH: URGENT DENUNCIATION, MARCH 6, 2016 The Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) demands an investigation by independent and impartial experts to identify those physically responsible for the political assassination of Berta Isabel Flores, General Coordinator of COPINH, as well as the intellectual authors of this crime. Specifically, we demand that the[…]

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Senator Casey Meets With PA Dairy Farmers

Progressive Agriculture Organization 1300 Rattlesnake Hill Road Meshoppen, PA 18630   Phone 570-833-5776 progressiveagricultureorg@gmail.com February 1, 2016   SENATOR CASEY MEETS WITH DAIRY FARMERS On Sunday, January 31 Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) met with several dairy farmers and two county commissioners at his headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to Pro-Ag officials, who arranged the[…]

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NFFC Stands with Hawai’i Activists Fighting GMO Influence

We, as members of the international community from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the continental United States, convened by Pesticide Action Network, are gathered in Hawaiʻi in January 2016 to stand in solidarity with the movements in Hawaiʻi working to free the islands from the toxic influence of pesticide/genetic engineering (GE)[…]