Credit, Loans, and Disaster

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[…]

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Washington Post Publishes NFFC Letter in Response to Outrageous Anti-Dairy Farmer Op-Ed (10.20.09) – The Washington Post published a response by NFFC to their outrageous October 9 “Got Money?” editorial condemning $350 million in emergency money for dairy farmers. NFFC’s letter told the Post to lay blame at food processors making record profits off the backs[…]

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NFFC Press Teleconference Urges Direct Payments to Dairy Farmers (10.13.09) – NFFC held a press teleconference today to thank Congress for $350 million in emergency appropriations for dairy farmers. However, NFFC warned that unless a broken pricing system is replaced and antitrust measures are taken to address the lack of competitive markets for farmers’ milk, thousands of[…]