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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Monday Demonstration in Europe to reclaim right to seeds

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 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 | 0 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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Growing Food and Justice Initiative Debrief

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Immediately after the Food Sovereignty Prize, Rachel flew to Taos, New Mexico to represent NFFC and USFSA at the Growing Food and Justice Initiative Gathering. She attended the Intensive Leadership Facilitation Training as well as the main conference to join the conversation about racism and structural inequality in our food system. Rachel, Oscar Otzoy from CIW (with translation from Jake Ratner), and Andrianna Natsoulas led a workshop called...

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