NFFC & Rural Coalition Outline NAFTA Concerns to USTR

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.

Replace NAFTA – Return Community Control Over Food and Farms

May 18, 2017   The independent family farming, ranching and fishing members of the National Family Farm Coalition have watched their incomes drop, their markets close and their communities deteriorate since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passed in 1993. It is time for a new and fair trade agreement that supports independent farmers[…]

Joint NFFC-RC-NLFRTA Release on TPP’s Demise

For more information contact:  Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition, 202-421-4544, kozer@nffc.net; Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition, 202-628-7161, lpicciano@ruralco.org; Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, 202-628-1440, latinofarmers@live.com November 15, 2016   Statement on Behalf of National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade[…]

CAGJ & C2C Co-Host USFSA & Food Sovereignty Prize in Seattle

Last week, representatives of over 20 organizations gathered in Seattle and Bellingham for several days of dialogue, action, and celebration of the growing food sovereignty movement. The Encounter, co-hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice and Community to Community Development was a national gathering of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA). On Saturday, we honored[…]

NFFC Joining Iowa CCI, Allies at Food & Ag Justice Summit

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/17/iowa-cci-ag-summit-protest-caucus/23551491/ The liberal advocacy group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will hold two days of counter-programming to next month’s Iowa Ag Summit featuring several potential Republican presidential candidates. The group on Tuesday announced a “Food & Ag Justice Summit” timed for the same weekend, with a “people and planet first social” on Friday, March 6,[…]

Kaptur defends GIPSA, farmers, and ranchers in Appropriations debate

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[…]

The Battle for the Capitol – Solidarity within the Food System

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”[…]

USDA releases Agriculture census – Civil Eats and NFFC respond

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.[…]