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Let’s Make Parity Our National Policy

This speech by George Naylor was written as the keynote address to precede the panel, Farmers Leading the Food Movement, for the Food Tank Summit, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016. It’s an honor and privilege to speak here at the Food Tank summit.  I’ve been a farmer and farm activist for 40 years raising only[…]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers

A recent Associated Press article noted that Wisconsin dairy producers “see nothing but advantages” if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session of Congress. A more accurate statement would be that some dairy producers see nothing but advantages. I am at a loss to understand how dairy producers would see any[…]

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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[…]