Replace NAFTA – Return Community Control Over Food and Farms

May 18, 2017   The independent family farming, ranching and fishing members of the National Family Farm Coalition have watched their incomes drop, their markets close and their communities deteriorate since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passed in 1993. It is time for a new and fair trade agreement that supports independent farmers[…]

Groups Seek Attention to Mergers in DOJ Hearing

May 9, 2017   Senator Charles Grassley                                                                                 Senator Dianne Feinstein Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee                                                  Ranking[…]

NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be replaced with a transparent trade agreement that ensures farmers in all three nations—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—receive fair prices for their production, that consumers are guaranteed the right to know the content and origin of their food, and that strong environmental protections are put in[…]

TIAA Must Stop Funding Deforestation and Land Grabs

Coalition of environmental, human rights, and farm and farm worker groups will march to TIAA’s NYC office to deliver petitions demanding the company stop funding divest from destructive palm oil companies and land grabbing.   April 14, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, April 20, a coalition of environmental, human rights and farm organizations[…]

Farm and Food Groups Oppose Agricultural Mega Mergers

Call on new DOJ leader to put farmer, consumer, worker interests above corporations – Kate Colwell WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 325 farming, beekeeping, farmworker, religious, food safety, and conservation advocacy groups today urged the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the proposed mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies. Groups[…]

Dairy Farmers’ Concerns Not Addressed at House Ag Hearing

March 22, 2017 Arden Tewksbury When I learned late last week that the United State House Agriculture Committee was having a hearing on March 22, I immediately made contact with members of the committee regarding the possibility of me testifying at the hearing. I was told all slots were filled up.  So, I immediately wrote[…]