Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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 farmers and their allies will converge at the Chicago Mercantile...

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USDA releases Agriculture census – Civil Eats and NFFC respond

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Last Thursday, the USDA released its preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census. To us here at NFFC, the census numbers were misleading and not reflective of the economic situation for small-scale independent farmers. Civil Eats, an online news source that focuses on all things food, interviewed Kathy for their story on the USDA’s data. Check out the great article...

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Chicken Tournament Payment system exposé on NPR

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This morning, NPR aired yet another story regarding the chicken industry and poultry contract issues. Dan Charles went down to North Carolina and interviewed chicken farmers including Benny Bunting of RAFI! Bunting discussed the tournament payment system and the financial gamble binding farmers and poultry contracts with industry giants like Perdue and Tyson. Please read or listen to the story...

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