One hundred years ago, half of the population of France were farmers. Now less than 3% farm. In the Périgord, a rural community fears they may be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years. Filmed over four years, AFTER WINTER, SPRING captures the roots of farm-to-table and the tenacity of a people who have taken one season at a time for generations.
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Farm to School – Emily Jackson of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (NC) – Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing -Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Agriculture Producers Today(04.24.07)