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 Read more about NFFC Urges South Africa to Reject Dow 2,4-D Applications[…]
Neither the House or Senate version of the farm bill goes nearly far enough to truly improve the lives and livelihoods of family farmers and rural communities.
(sent via electronic mail) August 13, 2018 Kathleen S. O’Neill Chief, Transportation, Energy and Agriculture Section Antitrust Division United States Department of Justice 450 5th St NW, Suite 8000 Washington, DC 20530 Dear Ms. O’Neill: The National Family Farm Coalition is extremely disappointed that the US Department of Justice has approved the Monsanto-Bayer merger and Read more about NFFC Requests DOJ Reconsider Monsanto-Bayer Approval[…]
NFFC today sent this letter to Congressional and USDA agriculture leadership urging immediate action on the dairy crisis.
In light of the current credit crisis and discrimination faced by family farmers of all races, genders and marital status, USDA must implement moratoriums on farm loan accelerations and foreclosures.
Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented spike in crop loss from Read more about Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift[…]
The proposed deal would join the world’s largest and fourth largest vegetable seed companies, further tightening the stranglehold of the already concentrated vegetable seed industry.
The lack of supply management and other skewed policies are destroying US dairy farmers.