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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[…]

USFRA Promotes Agribusiness, Not Farmers

“Being in a supermarket, picking up a piece of produce and wondering, where does this come from? …My Facebook feed is flooded with what I should eat and what I should avoid…I don’t know what to believe.” That, says Oscar-winning director James Moll in a recent interview, is what inspired him to create his new[…]

Glyphosate IS everywhere!

I thought this would be a pretty simple first blog post – Monsanto’s Roundup Contaminates More than Just the Food on the Store Shelves – but breast milk? Nothing is supposed to be safer than breast milk. But as I looked deeper, I found a conspiracy, a profane alliance between industry, academia and the government.[…]

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[…]

Legislative Update from D.C.

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.[…]

USDA releases Agriculture census – Civil Eats and NFFC respond

Last Thursday, the USDA released its preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census. To us here at NFFC, the census numbers were misleading and not reflective of the economic situation for small-scale independent farmers. Civil Eats, an online news source that focuses on all things food, interviewed Kathy for their story on the USDA’s data.[…]

Worried about New Herbicide-Resistant Seeds? Submit comments to USDA by 2/24!

The USDA is currently soliciting comments regarding the status of currently non-regulated herbicide resistant corn and soybeans as well as the issue of “coexistence” and the AC21 report. Please submit your own comments to the USDA! Here are our Sample comments on herbicide resistant seeds and AC21

Dairy leader’s letter on fair milk prices sent to Ag Committees

To: Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Ag Committee, Senator Thad Cochran, Minority Chair of the Senate Ag Committee Rep. Frank Lucas; Chair; House Ag Committee Rep. Colin Peterson, Minority Chair; House Ag Committee                                                                                                                                                        January 10, 2014 Dear Agriculture Leaders:   I fully believe it’s time you bring closure to the[…]