2018 Farm Bill
Land and Resource Access
Local Food/New Farmer Initiative
U.S. farm and food policy must change in order to reverse the economic devastation currently faced by our nation’s family farmers and rural communities. In addition, our international trade policy must recognize each nation’s right and responsibility to make their own decisions about how to develop and protect the capacity to grow food, sustain the livelihood of food producers, and feed the people in its own borders. We envision empowered communities everywhere working together democratically to advance a food and agriculture system that ensures health, justice, and dignity for all. Future generations will thrive when the family farm is an economically viable livelihood supported by environmentally sustainable and socially diverse vibrant rural communities.
NFFC statement on the defeat of the regressive House farm bill.
A reflection by Niaz Dorry, NFFC’s new Executive Director, on the process of stepping into a new role.
As of May 1, Niaz Dorry will lead the work of both organizations.
Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2017 Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that[…]
NFFC today sent this letter to Congressional and USDA agriculture leadership urging immediate action on the dairy crisis.
For immediate release Contact: John Peck (608.345.3918), Anthony Pahnke (612.916.9148), Lisa Griffith (773.319.5838) Family Farmers, Fishers and Food Workers Urge Eaters Everywhere to Contact Their Elected Officials and Demand Food Sovereignty NOW to Commemorate April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the[…]
We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.
Ben Burkett, NFFC former board president raising soy, old growth pine trees and roughly 20 different vegetables in Mississippi, added, “As a 4th generation family farmer this merger concentrates too much seed stock and intellectual property into one company, further declining rural America.”
These principles have been drafted as the basis for returning equity, diversity, and sustainability to the food and agriculture system, overall, and to food producers of all kinds, in particular.
As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded the market and dropped farm pay prices to the point that some farmers will be forced out of business. Generally it is the smaller farmers that go first. For them, credit, to try and ride out the storm, is[…]