The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate[…]

Edited Wheat for Coexistence Post

Coexistence with GMOs – Stephen Tolpinrud

Stephen Tolpinrud just completed his graduate studies in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. For the 2014-15 school year he was enrolled in a practicum overseen by Prof. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace that involved the National Family Farm Coalition and Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural. After several months of research on GMOs and their[…]

Congress Heads into Recess with Work Left to be Done

Congress begins its August recess this week, as Members head home to their districts to campaign for the midterm election despite massive legislative inaction over the past few months. Political infighting has halted appropriations and left Congress with much to do when it returns in September for at most three weeks. School meal nutrition standards[…]

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[…]

Ground Operations: Growing Legislative Support for Veteran Farmers

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,[…]

Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Increase economic opportunity for the nation’s diverse family farmers. Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for programs important to beginning and minority farmers. This was sent to help influence their deliberations that are being submitted to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (10.25.11) NFFC and a national “Network of Black Farm Groups[…]