Monday Demonstration in Europe to reclaim right to seeds

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog | 483 comments

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 family farming, which is being called on by the UN to feed the world, peasants...

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Ground Operations: Growing Legislative Support for Veteran Farmers

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Blog | 426 comments

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, hosted by Representative Moran (D-VA) and moderated by Elizabeth Kucinich of Center for Food Safety,...

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Farm Bill Conferee Letters

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Letters | 3 comments

This week, we cosigned two letters address to the Farm Bill Conferees. One is on the Farm Bill in total and one is specifically on GIPSA. Please read them below. Conferee Letter on Full, Fair Farm Bill Conferee Letter on...

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