Who We Are

The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) was founded in 1986, at the height of the 1980s farm crisis, to be a voice for farmers in Washington, DC – and we still are.

Today, we are the only national coalition representing grassroots farm, ranch, and fishing organizations in the nation’s capital. Through our 30 member groups, we represent in 42 states. Our members are fighting for farmer rights, fair prices, clean air and water, strong local economies, the right to sell and buy locally-grown and -processed food, the right to be free from corporate domination, the right to live in vibrant and healthy rural communities, and much more.

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Our Mission

To mobilize family farmers, ranchers, and fishers to achieve fair prices, vibrant communities, and healthy foods free of corporate domination.

Our Vision

We envision a healthy and regenerative food, farming, and fishing system that embodies the principles of food sovereignty through:

  • Vibrant rural communities in which everyone lives with dignity and can easily access locally-grown, -caught, and -harvested foods;
  • Fair prices and living wages for all food producers and providers;
  • Democratic, community-based control of and responsibility for ecological resources and practices, including seeds, land, and water;
  • Diversity in all aspects, including social, racial, cultural, and economic.


NFFC works with the following coalitions and/or campaigns by providing a family farmer voice (either farmer/leader or staff)