The Food Sovereignty Prize from New York Debrief

On October 15th, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance hosted the 5th annual Food Sovereignty Prize at Cooper Union in New York City. Representatives of the honorees and USFSA opened the ceremony with a Mystica, wearing flags that  represented the honorees as well as other liberation fighters. The Mystica participants carried bowls of seeds, water, soil, Read more about The Food Sovereignty Prize from New York Debrief[…]

We Need A Full and Fair Farm Bill Now!

Amidst discussion of the potential government shutdown, the Farm Bill extension from 2012 is set to expire October 1st. Tomorrow. The following letter was delivered last week to all members of Congress urging them to pass a Farm Bill that includes provisions to protect independent, family farmers, farm and food workers, the environment, food and Read more about We Need A Full and Fair Farm Bill Now![…]

Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Increase economic opportunity for the nation’s diverse family farmers. Letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging support for programs important to beginning and minority farmers. This was sent to help influence their deliberations that are being submitted to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (10.25.11) NFFC and a national “Network of Black Farm Groups Read more about Socially Disadvantaged Farmers[…]

Reserves

Joint Letter to Governments, UN Bodies and International Financial Institutions re: International Call for a Coordinated Approach to Food Reserves (06.01.10) Joint Letter to Congress In Support of Reserves (4.28.08)

National Animal Identification System

38 organizations ask OMB to return the Animal Disease Traceability final rule to the USDA for more thorough review (07.10.12) of its disproportionate impact on small farmers and the associated businesses, such as sale barns and veterinarians. Farmers Unite Against NAIS (11.18.09) – Family farmers joined food safety groups, sustainable agriculture advocates, and a variety Read more about National Animal Identification System[…]

Health Care

NFFC Urges Pelosi to Support Health Care Reform (11.10.09) – NFFC wrote Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to vote for passage of H.R. 3962 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act – as it makes it way to the floor of the House of Representatives this weekend.

GIPSA

NFFC joins 140 state and national farm and livestock organizations in letters to the House and Senate committee members backing the GIPSA rule. NFFC signs this letter from 83 Organizations to Secretary Vilsack requesting Captive Supply Rulemaking. NFFC joins 135 organizations in a comment to support the GIPSA rule published by the USDA. The comments Read more about GIPSA[…]

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