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[…]
Comments on USDA’s implementation of important programs in the 2018 farm bill, including those to support minority farmers, local food systems, credit access, federal investment in ag research, keeping important research agencies in Washington, DC, and more.
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[…]
These comments were submitted pursuant to a USDA public listening session on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. The session focused on changes in programs of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Risk Management Agency (RMA).
On behalf of NFFC’s 26 member organizations in 42 states, we urge USDA to consider the following provisions in the implementation of H.R. 2 (115)…
The DOJ’s dismissal of numerous concerns about the merger of agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto demonstrates, once again, how out of touch the Trump Administration is with family farmers.
The partial government shutdown, now in day 34, is compounding years of hardship from which rural communities may never recover.
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) applauds the rejection of punitive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the inclusion of several “small but mighty” provisions in the final text of the farm bill released today, including measures developed by NFFC to improve credit access. However, NFFC does not support the overall status quo direction of the bill, which does not go far enough to improve the lives and livelihoods of family farmers and rural communities.
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[…]
As the farm bill conference committee attempts to finalize the bill before the end of the current Congress, the National Family Farm Coalition urges the federal government to focus more on policy to support family farmers and rural communities, and less on stripping benefits from vulnerable populations.
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.