Join NFFC at May 4 Special Event Screening of AFTER WINTER, SPRING

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Blog, Press, Uncategorized |

AFTER WINTER, SPRING, a film by Judith Lit In partnership with Alliance Française of Washington, Institut Français, Goethe-Institut, and the National Family Farm Coalition, this special event screening will be preceded by a dessert tasting from our favorite local spots and followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and local farmers. Filmmaker Judith Lit is also available for interviews. Award-winning feature documentary AFTER WINTER, SPRING,...

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

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Releases |

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 School of Law campus. As part of our work through the Citizens Trade Campaign, we participated in a press...

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Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog |

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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Ground Operations: Growing Legislative Support for Veteran Farmers

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Blog |

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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Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Releases |

September 4: Family Farmers Plead for No New Doha Round (09.04.09). As trade ministers meet in New Delhi, India today to revive the WTO Doha Round, the National Family Farm Coalition today denounced efforts to further liberalize agricultural markets. Ben Burkett, a Mississippi farmer and NFFC president, said, “We need more food sovereignty, not more free trade. Millions of Mexican farmers have been driven off their land due to the below-cost...

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