[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.[…]
April 27, 2016 Attention: Ag/Trade Leg. Staff U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: The undersigned 161 farm, food, rural and faith groups urge you to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Independent family farmers and ranchers will see little benefit from the purported export gains from the[…]
April 18, 2016 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as development, faith-based and sustainable agriculture organizations concerned about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on food security and sustainable development in the member countries and around the world. Many of us work closely with partners in developing countries and have witnessed[…]
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[…]
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.
NFFC and 327 groups from around the nation wrote a letter to both the House and the Senate opposing the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know (DARK) Act. This legislation would deny states the right to require labeling of genetically modified food, would prevent the FDA from mandating GMO labeling in the future and would allow foods containing genetically[…]
The National Family Farm Coalition joined more than 110 farm, food and consumer groups on an April 12 letter urging Congress to oppose fast track legislation (trade promotion authority), which would ease the passage of free trade agreements such as the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TAFTA (Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement). Dena Hoff, board[…]
Groups raise concerns about neonicotinoids and their effects on bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
December 2, 2014 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Chairwoman Senate Appropriations Committee The Capitol S-128 The Honorable Richard Shelby Ranking Member Senate Appropriations Committee The Capitol S-146-A Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby: The undersigned 207 farm, ranch, rural, faith, labor, environmental, farmworker, manufacturing and consumer organizations urge the[…]
Alert: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators are holding closed-door meetings in Australia this week and next. President Barack Obama wants to announce a TPP deal when he’s in Asia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in mid-November. So U.S. negotiators are looking to finalize the 12-country deal despite mounting evidence that this dangerous corporate[…]