Monday Demonstration in Europe to reclaim right to seeds

La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to[…]

Ground Operations: Growing Legislative Support for Veteran Farmers

When veterans return home to a crumbling economy, where can they turn? How about to NFFC member the Farmer Veteran Coalition? Dulanie Ellis and Raymond Singer have created the film “Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields” to highlight the amazing work that Veteran farmers are doing across the country. In a briefing on the Hill today,[…]

Farm Bill

Full and Fair Farm Bill Statement 9-27-13 Amidst discussion of the potential government shutdown, the Farm Bill extension from 2012 is set to expire October 1st, 2013. This letter was delivered last week to all members of Congress urging them to pass a Farm Bill that includes provisions to protect independent, family farmers, farm and[…]

We Need A Full and Fair Farm Bill Now!

Amidst discussion of the potential government shutdown, the Farm Bill extension from 2012 is set to expire October 1st. Tomorrow. The following letter was delivered last week to all members of Congress urging them to pass a Farm Bill that includes provisions to protect independent, family farmers, farm and food workers, the environment, food and[…]