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RAFI-USA and Dudley Butler Describe the Ridiculous Nature of Contract Poultry Farming

NFFC member organization RAFI-USA offers in-depth analysis of the situation in which many contract poultry growers find themselves today. Sally Lee’s recent blog states: “In 2015, people consumed 112,000,000 metric tons of chicken globally. That’s an unfathomable quantity. So here’s one way to visualize it: That amounts [to] the weight of two-thirds of all the[…]

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USFSA Holds Learning Call on People’s Agrarian Reform

On May 23, 2016, the Resource Reform work team of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance held a learning call on People’s Agrarian Reform based on the principles outlined by La Via Campesina (http://bit.ly/1R9ospB) at their April 2016 International Conference of Agrarian Reform. Speaking were Blain Snipstal (Black Dirt Farm Collective, SAFFON and Rural Coalition), Dena[…]

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Coexistence with GMOs – Stephen Tolpinrud

Stephen Tolpinrud just completed his graduate studies in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. For the 2014-15 school year he was enrolled in a practicum overseen by Prof. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace that involved the National Family Farm Coalition and Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural. After several months of research on GMOs and their[…]

Reserves

Reserves

The goal of food and farm policy should be a sustainable and adequate supply of wholesome food at affordable prices. NFFC’s food and farm policy proposal, called the Food from Family Farms Act (FFFA), is the foundation for a new sustainable family farm system. What’s wrong with the current Farm Bill? Before America’s agricultural policy[…]

Subsidies

Subsidies

The goal of food and farm policy should be a sustainable and adequate supply of wholesome food at affordable prices. NFFC’s food and farm policy proposal, called the Food from Family Farms Act (FFFA), is the foundation for a new sustainable family farm system. What’s wrong with the current Farm Bill? Before America’s agricultural policy[…]

Farm Bill

Farm Bill

The goal of food and farm policy should be a sustainable and adequate supply of wholesome food at affordable prices. NFFC’s food and farm policy proposal, called the Food from Family Farms Act (FFFA), is the foundation for a new sustainable family farm system. What’s wrong with the current Farm Bill? Before America’s agricultural policy[…]

Food Crisis

Food Crisis

Food Crisis News U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis Criticizes Agribusiness-Backed Global Harvest Initative’s Failed Ideas to Feed the World (09.22.09) –The U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis criticized the new Global Harvest Initiative, backed by Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, John Deere and DuPont, for continuing to advocate a failed approach to feeding[…]

Factory Farming

Factory Farming

Factory Farming Resources Environmental and Health Problems in Livestock Production: Pollution in the Food System Corporate Power in Livestock Production: How it’s Hurting Farmers, Consumers, and Communities – And What We Can Do About It Industrial Livestock Companies – Gains from Low Feed Prices, 1997-2005 Industrialized Farming and Its Relationship to Community Well-Being (U of[…]

Corporate Control

Corporate Control

DOJ/USDA Competition Workshops The Department of Justice (DOJ) and USDA have announced dates and locations of joint public workshops to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. Click here for more info Spotlight on Siddiqui Siddiqui Fails to Answer for Anti-Organic, Anti-Sustainable, Anti-Consumer Record (11.04.09) – NFFC and Pesticide Action Network North America[…]