“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.
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)…
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the financial interests of multi-national corporations ahead of family farmers, workers, and the environment.
August 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new program to purchase fluid milk for distribution to The Emergency Food Assistance Program under Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935. The agency will buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food banks[…]
Family Farmers and Ranchers Seek Economic Empowerment, not Taxpayer Bailout
A joint statement by NFFC and Rural Coalition on the Senate farm bill.
Diverse Coalition Demands Steps to Raise Farmer Prices, Prevent Farmer Suicides Contact: Siena Chrisman, (917) 821-9631, firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2017 Today more than 50 family farmer, labor, and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that[…]
NFFC today sent this letter to Congressional and USDA agriculture leadership urging immediate action on the dairy crisis.
We would like the 2018 farm bill to reach and support everyone, but evidence so far suggests a callous and divisive intent.
As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded the market and dropped farm pay prices to the point that some farmers will be forced out of business. Generally it is the smaller farmers that go first. For them, credit, to try and ride out the storm, is[…]