RAFI-USA and Dudley Butler Describe the Ridiculous Nature of Contract Poultry Farming

NFFC member organization RAFI-USA offers in-depth analysis of the situation in which many contract poultry growers find themselves today. Sally Lee’s recent blog states: “In 2015, people consumed 112,000,000 metric tons of chicken globally. That’s an unfathomable quantity. So here’s one way to visualize it: That amounts [to] the weight of two-thirds of all the[…]

Opposition to anti-GIPSA rider letter to House Appropriations

One hundred sixty eight organizations across the country signed onto a letter asking the House Appropriations Committee to oppose policy riders that inhibit GIPSA’s regulation and implementation authority. Please read the House anti-GIPSA rider letter here.

“Meat” the author: NFFC talks with Chris Leonard about his new book “The Meat Racket”

This past weekend, we opened our Winter Meeting with Christopher Leonard and a discussion about his upcoming book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, a former AP agribusiness reporter, discussed what he learned about the meat industry and the struggles of livestock growers in the business. It was an honor[…]

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[…]