USFRA Promotes Agribusiness, Not Farmers

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

“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 documentary, Farmland. The film was made with the financial support of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, or USFRA....

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Glyphosate IS everywhere!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog | 121 comments

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. As more facts come to light, industry and public research continue to soft-sell the dangers of GM crops and the...

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GOAT Letter on the House Appropriations process

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Letters | 2 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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Legislative Update from D.C.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 1,170 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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USDA releases Agriculture census – Civil Eats and NFFC respond

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

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. Check out the great article...

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