NFFC Urges South Africa to Reject Dow 2,4-D Applications

March 8, 2019   The Registrar:  Genetically Modified Organisms Act Private Bag X973 Pretoria 0001 Email:  GMOAppComments@daff.gov.za   The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) submits the following comments to respectfully urge the government of South Africa to reject Dow AgroSciences’s applications for commercial release of three maize seed varieties genetically engineered to resist the pesticide[…]

NFFC Comments on Farm Bill Implementation, 2/26/19

These comments were submitted pursuant to a USDA public listening session on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. The session focused on changes in programs of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Risk Management Agency (RMA).

On behalf of NFFC’s 26 member organizations in 42 states, we urge USDA to consider the following provisions in the implementation of H.R. 2 (115)…

Small Gains, Big Disappointments in Status Quo Farm Bill

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauds the rejection of punitive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the inclusion of several “small but mighty” provisions in the final text of the farm bill released today, including measures developed by NFFC to improve credit access. However, NFFC does not support the overall status quo direction of the bill, which does not go far enough to improve the lives and livelihoods of family farmers and rural communities.

Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA

​November 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The reworked agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico neglects the demands of farm groups MINNEAPOLIS—The original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been devastating for family farmers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It has promoted global agribusiness interests at the cost of family farmers[…]

Family Farmers Outraged by EPA Reapproval of Dicamba

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is outraged that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed registration of Xtendimax, Monsanto’s (now Bayer) dicamba-based herbicide. The controversial pesticide is extremely prone to drift and as a result has damaged millions of acres of crops and pollinator habitat in the two seasons since its approval.