In light of the current credit crisis and discrimination faced by family farmers of all races, genders and marital status, USDA must implement moratoriums on farm loan accelerations and foreclosures.
Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented spike in crop loss from[…]
The proposed deal would join the world’s largest and fourth largest vegetable seed companies, further tightening the stranglehold of the already concentrated vegetable seed industry.
The lack of supply management and other skewed policies are destroying US dairy farmers.
[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.