Legislative Update from D.C.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Tyler Mac Innis serves as NFFC’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow.  He will be following Farm Bill implementation and making regular updates on the process here. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the House Agriculture Committee last week to discuss the state of the rural economy and field questions on the implementation of the Farm Bill.  Over the past few weeks USDA officials have appeared before the House and Senate...

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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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Kathy discussed NAFTA on WRHU-FM

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

At the end of November, Kathy was interviewed for WRHU-FM, a Long Island, NY community radio station, regarding the lasting effects of NAFTA on family farmers. Please contact us here if you would like to hear the interview.

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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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