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.
Ralph Paige passed on June 28, 2018. We recall his words from 2004 advocating for a government that is accountable to its constituents, promotes food safety and food security, and enters trade arrangements that respect growers’ need for a fair price and their customers recognition of the value of their products.
On the America the Bountiful Tour – June 15-22, 2018 It’s easy to feel discouraged when listening to stories defining the problems facing farmers and ranchers across the midwest and northern plains. Everyone, it seems, is fighting some sort of behemoth – Smithfield, Monsanto, Walmart, oil and gas corporations, water shortages, shamefully beholden politicians, low[…]
How the Myth of Bioenergy Exploits Rural Communities and Harms Forests, Farmland, and the Climate
National Family Farm Coalition is extremely disappointed in the passage of the House farm bill yesterday. This draconian measure does little to help family farmers, while proposing punitive work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making detrimental changes to conservation, and cutting funding for important programs that support local food systems.[…]
A joint statement by NFFC and Rural Coalition on the Senate farm bill.
Exciting news! Now that we have launched our model of shared leadership with the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, we’re hitting the road. That’s right! There’s no better way to celebrate the bridging of our farming and fishing communities than with an epic two-month-long road trip that will bring us straight to the piers and plows[…]
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[…]