Coexistence with GMOs – Stephen Tolpinrud

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Blog, Learn |

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 effects on family farmers and ranchers who have been historically...

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Are Dairy Farmers Facing the Year 2009 Again?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog |

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 $21.11 per cwt. in Federal Order #1. The low point in 2009 was $11.56. This means the dairy farmers’ price dropped $9.55 per cwt. from...

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USFRA Promotes Agribusiness, Not Farmers

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog |

“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 |

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 |

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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