The Battle for the Capitol – Solidarity within the Food System

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On April 28th, NFFC and Iowa CCI staff joined ROC United, National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National People’s Action, and the National Organization for Women to show Congress that we are fed up with them favoring corporations over people. The march timed to coincide with the National Restaurant Association’s annual lobby day. “The other NRA” has worked to block minimum minimum wage increases, paid sick day...

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Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Family Farmers and Allies to Protest Dairy Price Fixing and Global Carbon Trading Outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – 141 W. Jackson – at 12:00 Noon on April 18th Contact: John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, (608) 260-0900 www.familyfarmers.org Chicago, Illinois  – To mark Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasant Struggle, family farmers and their allies will converge at the Chicago Mercantile...

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Competition in Agriculture

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Letters |

Letter to Congress on the serious financial crisis experienced by the majority of U.S. dairy farmers Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack to call for investigation of sheep market Letter to Congressional Agriculture Committee Leaders on competition issues in the 2012 Farm Bill Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack to call for final report on workshops. Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack...

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Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Releases | 0 comments

LETTER CALLS ON A.G. HOLDER AND SEC. VILSACK FOR WORKSHOP RESULTS (5.11.11) – More than 160 Groups Urge U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture to Issue Action Plan on Consolidation in Agriculture and Food Industries. Letter here.

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Releases | 3 comments

Concentration in the Seed Industry Leads to Less Choice, Higher Prices for U.S. Farmers (12.09.09) – American farmers are feeling the effects of a concentrated seed industry. Seed options are diminishing while prices increase at historic rates. A new report, Out of hand: Farmers face the consequences of a consolidated seed industry, examines these troubling trends, substantiating the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into...

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