Having worked for family farmers and rural communities at multiple levels of government for nearly two decades, Quinton Robinson was a logical choice for NFFC policy advocate.
June 5, 2017 At a press conference held at the Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Arden Tewksbury, Manager of Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) announced that several farm organizations, milk cooperatives, and county commissioners have petitioned the USDA in Washington DC asking for a national milk hearing for all dairy farmers. The petition clearly asks the Department[…]
The Senate is expected to approve Perdue easily, but the question of his loyalty — to family farmers or to agribusiness — is imperative given the gravity of the economic situation facing rural America.
[Press release: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/advocates-call-meaningful-public-participation-federal-regulation-biotech] August 3, 2016 Howard Shelanski Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs The Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20503 Dr. John Holdren Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20504 Dear Mr.[…]
Progressive Agriculture Organization 1300 Rattlesnake Hill Road Meshoppen, PA 18630 Phone 570-833-5776 firstname.lastname@example.org February 1, 2016 SENATOR CASEY MEETS WITH DAIRY FARMERS On Sunday, January 31 Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) met with several dairy farmers and two county commissioners at his headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to Pro-Ag officials, who arranged the[…]
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[…]
Guest Editorial by Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro Ag With dairy farmers’ prices plummeting $9.50 per cwt. (hundred weight) from the high point of $26.16 in September 2014 down to the present level of $16.66, it makes one wonder if the net result will come close to the 2009 massacre. The high point of 2008 was[…]
“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[…]
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.[…]
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[…]