We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.
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.
Please read our sign-on letter on the House Appropriations process. This letter was written by members of the Getting Our Act Together group, including the Rural Coalition, Community Food & Justice Coalition, Farmers Veteran Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training and Research Center, National Alliance of Farmworker Women, National Hmong American Farmers, Inc., National[…]
Read our official statement on the Farm Bill released by the Conference Committee last night. NFFC Responds to 2014 Conference Committee Farm Bill
100+ Groups Urge USDA to Suspend CAFO Loans (11.16.09) – Over 100 groups signed a letter to Secretary Vilsack urging the USDA to to immediately suspend all direct or guaranteed loans for the construction or expansion of specialized hog or poultry production facilities. NFFC and 50-plus Groups Send Letter to Secretaries Vilsack and Geithner Urging[…]
USDA Farm Loan Programs (FLP) – Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) for NFFC – Senate Agriculture Committee Oversight Hearing
NEW REPORTS DISPEL NOTIONS OF A BOOMING FARM SECTOR (04.11.11) – Barriers to Credit and Low Net Cash Farm Income Erode Viability of Farms During “Great Recession.”
May 20: Dairy Farmers Press Congress for Emergency Action to Stem Economic Collapse (05.20.09). – NFFC held a press teleconference call urging Congress to set an emergency floor price, increase access to farm credit, and calling for a new dairy pricing system.