In these times of low farm prices, devastating floods, massive soil loss, wildfires and people demanding an ethical, healthy diet, the time could be ripe to end our system of industrial farming and replace it with agroecology.
May 24, 2019 As Japan and the United States embark on negotiations over agricultural markets, potentially paving the way for a free-trade agreement, we urge the complete halt of these negotiations that undermine the livelihoods of family farmers and the sovereignty of rural communities in our two countries. We reject any agreement that serves only[…]
On April 24, 2019, Pesticide Action Network and National Family Farm Coalition co-hosted a webinar featuring family farmers Dr. Gail Myers (California), Patti Naylor (Iowa), and Carl Wassilie (Alaska). The focus of their conversation was the Green New Deal, a nonbinding resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives early February with very little content on[…]
“What is this country going to do for us? There’s only so long you can stretch a dollar,” reflected Damien Boomhower, a fourth generation organic dairy farmer based in Fairfield, referring to consistently plummeting milk prices and a general lack of support from federal and state agencies.
March 8, 2019 The Registrar: Genetically Modified Organisms Act Private Bag X973 Pretoria 0001 Email: GMOAppComments@daff.gov.za The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) submits the following comments to respectfully urge the government of South Africa to reject Dow AgroSciences’s applications for commercial release of three maize seed varieties genetically engineered to resist the pesticide[…]
The partial government shutdown, now in day 34, is compounding years of hardship from which rural communities may never recover.
NFFC members offer a range of delicious, clever and beautiful fair trade products – peruse them for unique gifts! December2018.market pages
November 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The reworked agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico neglects the demands of farm groups MINNEAPOLIS—The original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been devastating for family farmers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It has promoted global agribusiness interests at the cost of family farmers[…]
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is outraged that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed registration of Xtendimax, Monsanto’s (now Bayer) dicamba-based herbicide. The controversial pesticide is extremely prone to drift and as a result has damaged millions of acres of crops and pollinator habitat in the two seasons since its approval.
Stories from our members across the country and from the road on the America the Bountiful Tour, as well as a tribute to Mr. Ralph Paige. NFFC October 2018 Newsletter