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NFFC President Urges House to Oppose HR 1599, DARK Act

For non-GMO farmers, H.R. 1599 would be disastrous as it would preempt laws designed to protect them from GMO contamination of their fields. Without strong regulations and oversight, farmers’ crops and livelihoods are at risk in ways that they, their families and their communities cannot afford.

Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA

This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University[…]

GOAT Letter on the House Appropriations process

Please read our sign-on letter on the House Appropriations process. This letter was written by members of the Getting Our Act Together group, including the Rural Coalition, Community Food & Justice Coalition, Farmers Veteran Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training and Research Center, National Alliance of Farmworker Women, National Hmong American Farmers, Inc., National[…]

Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

This week has been a busy week in DC. The TAFTA negotiators were in town and NFFC, along with other members of the Citizens Trade Campaign, greeted them on gray Monday morning.     Apparently the USTR wasn’t too keen on us asking the negotiators to stand up for democracy and leak the TAFTA text,[…]

Food Safety

NFFC joined the Center for Food Safety and other allies to oppose proposed changes to the oversight of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Sections 10011-10014 of the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. An earlier letter was sent to Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson opposing the riders; the most[…]

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June 25: Family Farmers Applaud Urgently Needed TRADE Act to Help Fix Broken Food System (06.25.09) – NFFC applauded the introduction of the TRADE Act in the House which offers urgent and necessary reforms to trade agreements that have harmed family farmers around the world while allowing dangerous unsafe food into the United States. Trade agreements[…]

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March 12: U.S. Family Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Criticize NAIS as Threat to Farmer Livelihoods and Local Food Systems (03.12.09) – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Dairy, Livestock and Poultry held a hearing March 11 examining implementation of NAIS. Congressional representatives failed to understand that NAIS will neither address animal disease nor food safety.