Guest Editorial by Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro Ag With dairy farmers’ prices plummeting $9.50 per cwt. (hundred weight) from the high point of $26.16 in September 2014 down to the present level of $16.66, it makes one wonder if the net result will come close to the 2009 massacre. The high point of 2008 was[…]
NFFC members and friends provide thoughtful insights and event updates that you don’t want to miss in the 2015 Spring Newsletter.
Whole-fat dairy products have kept farmer healthy, while federal policies have hurt dairy farmers, their related businesses and communities.
Congress begins its August recess this week, as Members head home to their districts to campaign for the midterm election despite massive legislative inaction over the past few months. Political infighting has halted appropriations and left Congress with much to do when it returns in September for at most three weeks. School meal nutrition standards[…]
Eat fat! That is the message delivered in new studies that suggest Americans have wrongfully avoided fat in their diets for decades. In an effort to deal with the growing epidemic of heart disease, scientists turned their focus to cutting fat from diets. Many of those studies failed to control for major heart disease[…]
As Spring has finally arrived, so has our latest Newsletter. Here is a printer-friendly B&W version. Here is the full color version. Happy Reading!
Tyler Mac Innis serves as NFFC’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow. He will be following Farm Bill implementation and making regular updates on the process here. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the House Agriculture Committee last week to discuss the state of the rural economy and field questions on the implementation of the Farm Bill.[…]
Family Farmers and Allies to Protest Dairy Price Fixing and Global Carbon Trading Outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – 141 W. Jackson – at 12:00 Noon on April 18th Contact: John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, (608) 260-0900 www.familyfarmers.org Chicago, Illinois – To mark Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasant Struggle, family[…]
Read NFFC’s President Ben Burkett Review of 2014 Farm Bill
Read our official statement on the Farm Bill released by the Conference Committee last night. NFFC Responds to 2014 Conference Committee Farm Bill