NFFC & Rural Coalition Outline NAFTA Concerns to USTR

NAFTA should be replaced with an agreement that encourages and ensures environmental sustainability, economic viability and longevity for the people growing and harvesting our food, as well as their communities, in all three NAFTA countries.

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[…]