Press Statement on the Assassination of Berta Cáceres, Call to Action

March 9, 2016 Contacts: Saulo Araujo, WhyHunger – (617)735-5899 Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions – (502)415-1080 Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition – (773)319-5838 Carol Schachet, Grassroots International – (617)524-1400 or (617)628-3455   Thursday March 3, 2016, at 1am, Berta Cáceres, a Lenca Indigenous woman and an internationally recognized leader, was assassinated in her home. Berta[…]

Senator Casey Meets With PA Dairy Farmers

Progressive Agriculture Organization 1300 Rattlesnake Hill Road Meshoppen, PA 18630   Phone 570-833-5776 progressiveagricultureorg@gmail.com February 1, 2016   SENATOR CASEY MEETS WITH DAIRY FARMERS On Sunday, January 31 Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) met with several dairy farmers and two county commissioners at his headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to Pro-Ag officials, who arranged the[…]

New Report from GRAIN Exposes TIAA-CREF Land Grabs in Brazil

Tonight the Sao Paolo desk of the New York Times posted an article about a new report from GRAIN indicating that the New York-based investment firm known as TIAA-CREF has invested hundreds of millions of dollars from pension funds in Brazilian farmland. As GRAIN states, “Aside from these apparent violations of Brazilian legislation, our investigations[…]

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate[…]

Wish Kathy Ozer a Happy Birthday with Support for NFFC!

  Today – August 4, 2015 – NFFC’s director, Kathy Ozer, celebrates her 57th birthday, and tomorrow she begins her chemotherapy treatment plan for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at Georgetown University hospital, one of the DC area’s oldest academic teaching hospitals. For the next six months she will receive an infusion of Rituxin and Bendamustine for two[…]

NFFC Fights for 2501 Program in Letter to President Obama

Last week, NFFC joined over 110 organizations in a letter to President Obama to restore funding for socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in FY 2017.  The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (OASDVR) has helped farm families and communities reengage in agriculture in areas where poverty is high and[…]

NFFC President Urges House to Oppose HR 1599, DARK Act

For non-GMO farmers, H.R. 1599 would be disastrous as it would preempt laws designed to protect them from GMO contamination of their fields. Without strong regulations and oversight, farmers’ crops and livelihoods are at risk in ways that they, their families and their communities cannot afford.

Over 300 Groups Urge Congress to Label GMOs

May 13, 2015 Washington, DC — Today, 328 farm, food, health, public interest and environmental organizations and businesses wrote to members of Congress to urge them to protect consumers’ right to know what they are eating and require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. The letter urged members of Congress not to support H.R.[…]