Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Releases | 0 comments

This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University School of Law campus. As part of our work through the Citizens Trade Campaign, we participated in a press...

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Legislative Update from D.C.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 307 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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Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

This week has been a busy week in DC. The TAFTA negotiators were in town and NFFC, along with other members of the Citizens Trade Campaign, greeted them on gray Monday morning.     Apparently the USTR wasn’t too keen on us asking the negotiators to stand up for democracy and leak the TAFTA text, so they called Homeland Security on us… That afternoon, Citizens Trade Campaign hosted a telepress conference. Articles appeared...

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Trade

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Letters |

CTC Letter on Fast Track and the TPP Letter on the TPP regarding Dairy to Rep. Peterson Letter to the USTR on US opposition to WTO proposals from developing countries to address their food security objectives and to allow for greater public spending to ensure more stable food supplies and prices. Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, seeking increased transparency in the Transpacific FTA negotiations. Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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