At the end of November, Kathy was interviewed for WRHU-FM, a Long Island, NY community radio station, regarding the lasting effects of NAFTA on family farmers. Please contact us here if you would like to hear the interview.
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,[…]
Students at Ball State University created this excellent short documentary on the state of small farms in the U.S. Kathy was interviewed for and featured in it as well. The film focuses on the story of the Becker Family Farm and features interviews with other notable individuals like Will Allen of Growing Power and Senator[…]
Happy December Everyone! Inside our latest newsletter, you’ll find an article about Nelson Mandela from Ralph Paige, a recognition of Arden Tewksbury’s long service to his community,and reports from Ben and Kathy. Also, we have two pages dedicated to member group Holiday Items for Sale!! Check it out: December Newsletter
Please read this Media Advisory from La Via Campesina regarding the peaceful demonstrations held today in opposition to the WTO in Bali. The Jakarta Globe covered the protest here.
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,[…]
Please read this Food Safety Modernization Act sign-on letter in defense of the Tester-Hagan exemption. It was submitted to the USDA as a formal comment on FSMA to both the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls rule.
Click here to listen to the DairyLine story on NFFC’s Dairy Teleconference!
Today, NFFC joined Friends of the Earth in a protest outside of the Charlie Palmer’s Steak House where USTR Mike Froman had lunch with “green groups” to discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership. Here is a photo of a “Monsanto” representative carving up the earth with “TPP cleavers” in the background. On Saturday, NFFC joined DC[…]
Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaeffer of the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, just released an important article on the increases in demand and production cost for corn despite a projected price decline of about 35%. Please read the full article here. “With higher year-ending stocks for the 2013 crop, the USDA projects a mid-range[…]