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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[…]

Media

Media

[one_third] [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third_last] [/one_third_last] The last two years have brought an explosion of interest in the politics of food and agriculture. Consumers hoping to learn more about these issues have had a host of exciting films to choose in. Filmmakers never get the chance to squeeze in all the information they want, however,[…]

Glossary

Glossary

Appropriations: This is the annual funding process by Congress. In both the House and Senate, there is an Committee responsible for preparing the funding levels for agriculture. See http://appropriations.senate.gov/ for more information. Base acres: the acres on a farm that are eligible for federal program payments. Base acres for each year are calculated as the[…]