August 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new program to purchase fluid milk for distribution to The Emergency Food Assistance Program under Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935. The agency will buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food banks[…]
Family Farmers and Ranchers Seek Economic Empowerment, not Taxpayer Bailout
A joint statement by NFFC and Rural Coalition on the Senate farm bill.
Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2017 Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that[…]
NFFC today sent this letter to Congressional and USDA agriculture leadership urging immediate action on the dairy crisis.
We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.
As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded the market and dropped farm pay prices to the point that some farmers will be forced out of business. Generally it is the smaller farmers that go first. For them, credit, to try and ride out the storm, is[…]
The first day our milk was sold as certified organic, in 1999, we thought we had it made. The market for organic milk was growing and there was no reason to believe the growing consumer demand would not continue. Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, even regular supermarket chains were looking to get organic products on their[…]
The lack of supply management and other skewed policies are destroying US dairy farmers.
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.