Pro Ag Holds Press Conference in Tunkhannock

June 5, 2017 At a press conference held at the Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Arden Tewksbury, Manager of Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) announced that several farm organizations, milk cooperatives, and county commissioners have petitioned the USDA in Washington DC asking for a national milk hearing for all dairy farmers.  The petition clearly asks the Department[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Joint NFFC-RC-NLFRTA Release on TPP’s Demise

For more information contact:  Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition, 202-421-4544, kozer@nffc.net; Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition, 202-628-7161, lpicciano@ruralco.org; Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, 202-628-1440, latinofarmers@live.com November 15, 2016   Statement on Behalf of National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade[…]

Farm Aid and Dairy Farmers Meet USDA Officials in DC

Several dairy farmers and staff of various farm organizations met on September 15, Thursday in Washington with officials of the USDA in meetings and events organized by Farm Aid.  Introducing the events was the Farm Aid Executive Director, Carolyn Mugar.  Attending the meetings included Kathy Ozer, Executive Director of the National Family Farm Coalition, Gene[…]

NFFC and Allies Oppose Coordinated Framework Process in Letter and Press Release

[Press release:  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/advocates-call-meaningful-public-participation-federal-regulation-biotech]   August 3, 2016 Howard Shelanski Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs The Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20503   Dr. John Holdren Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20504   Dear Mr.[…]

Pro Ag Organization Holds Successful Hearing for Dairy Farmers

May 27, 2016 Arden Tewksbury Sixteen dairy farmers testified at last Tuesday’s milk hearing held at Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.  According to Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro-Ag, “The dairy farmers told it like it is down on the farm.”   The hearing was attended by aides to Senator Bob Casey’s office, Senator Pat Toomey’s office, Rep.[…]