Supporting Dairy Farmers is Part of a Balanced Diet

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

  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 contributors like​ smoking, stress, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity. Nonetheless, the war against fat had...

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Kaptur defends GIPSA, farmers, and ranchers in Appropriations debate

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Please watch the House Appropriations debates last week over Representative Kaptur’s amendments to strike language from the GIPSA rider. Current language prevents the GIPSA administration from protecting farmers and ranchers against retaliation, anti-competitive practices, and abusive contracts. Unfortunately, both amendments were voted down in recorded votes. We will continue our efforts to take this language out as the bill moves into...

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Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Releases | 0 comments

This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University School of Law campus. As part of our work through the Citizens Trade Campaign, we participated in a press...

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The Battle for the Capitol – Solidarity within the Food System

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On April 28th, NFFC and Iowa CCI staff joined ROC United, National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National People’s Action, and the National Organization for Women to show Congress that we are fed up with them favoring corporations over people. The march timed to coincide with the National Restaurant Association’s annual lobby day. “The other NRA” has worked to block minimum minimum wage increases, paid sick day...

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