USDA Farm Loan Programs (FLP) – Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) for NFFC – Senate Agriculture Committee Oversight Hearing
From the President by Ben Burkett: As I write this message, Mississippi, Louisiana and other states near and north of the Gulf Coast are recovering from the floods left from Hurricane Isaac. While many regions of the
country have been parched by drought this summer, our state was in relatively good shape. Suddenly we’re fighting the opposite dilemma – too much water, too quickly. The reinforced levees around New Orleans held, but another tropical storm has left turmoil in its wake, with homes and streets and fields flooded.
The goal of food and farm policy should be a sustainable and adequate supply of wholesome food at affordable prices.
Food Crisis News
Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops: What You Need to Know
NFFC signed on with nearly 140 organizations to a letter in support of the efforts of the Agriculture Committees to reform and update Farm Bill Programs and to work towards policies that will cultivate an equitable and sustainable food system.
Land Monitor – Help us document land grabs! Are you a family farmer or ally? Check out NFFC’s new Farmland Monitor website, a farmer-powered hub for information on investments practices that are undermining family farmers’ ability to stay on their land.
TIAA-CREF and land grabs – Pension funds and other institutional investors like TIAA-CREF are grabbing U.S. farmland.
NFFC and organizations, business’, and allies signed a letter to Members of Congress calling for a better solution to the crisis facing dairy farmers. Read the letter here.
Donna Hall, Progressive Agriculture writes about “The Ingredient Haunting Our Candy” – milk protein concentrate
Gretchen Maine, a New York dairy farmer, wrote a letter to Congress outlining the basic problems faced by dairy producers today – prices received for their do not cover the costs for producing it.
Dairy Farmers urge all supporters to submit this petition to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack calling for Dairy Hearings. Print and fax or mail this petition.