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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Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

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, so they called Homeland Security on us… That afternoon, Citizens Trade Campaign hosted a telepress conference. Articles appeared...

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Down to Earth: Small Farm Issues In a Big Farm World

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Students at Ball State University created this excellent short documentary on the state of small farms in the U.S. Kathy was interviewed for and featured in it as well. The film focuses on the story of the Becker Family Farm and features interviews with other notable individuals like Will Allen of Growing Power and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN).

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