Congress Heads into Recess with Work Left to be Done

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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 have been a contentious issue contributing to the grinding halt in 2015 Agriculture...

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GOAT Letter on the House Appropriations process

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Letters | 150 comments

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 Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association,...

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Ground Operations: Growing Legislative Support for Veteran Farmers

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Blog | 366 comments

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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