Ralph Paige passed on June 28, 2018. We recall his words from 2004 advocating for a government that is accountable to its constituents, promotes food safety and food security, and enters trade arrangements that respect growers’ need for a fair price and their customers recognition of the value of their products.
On the America the Bountiful Tour – June 15-22, 2018 It’s easy to feel discouraged when listening to stories defining the problems facing farmers and ranchers across the midwest and northern plains. Everyone, it seems, is fighting some sort of behemoth – Smithfield, Monsanto, Walmart, oil and gas corporations, water shortages, shamefully beholden politicians, low[…]
How the Myth of Bioenergy Exploits Rural Communities and Harms Forests, Farmland, and the Climate
National Family Farm Coalition is extremely disappointed in the passage of the House farm bill yesterday. This draconian measure does little to help family farmers, while proposing punitive work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making detrimental changes to conservation, and cutting funding for important programs that support local food systems.[…]
Exciting news! Now that we have launched our model of shared leadership with the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, we’re hitting the road. That’s right! There’s no better way to celebrate the bridging of our farming and fishing communities than with an epic two-month-long road trip that will bring us straight to the piers and plows[…]
A reflection by Niaz Dorry, NFFC’s new Executive Director, on the process of stepping into a new role.
As of May 1, Niaz Dorry will lead the work of both organizations.
NFFC today sent this letter to Congressional and USDA agriculture leadership urging immediate action on the dairy crisis.
For immediate release Contact: John Peck (608.345.3918), Anthony Pahnke (612.916.9148), Lisa Griffith (773.319.5838) Family Farmers, Fishers and Food Workers Urge Eaters Everywhere to Contact Their Elected Officials and Demand Food Sovereignty NOW to Commemorate April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the[…]
We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.