Letter to Senators Pryor and Blunt on Veteran Farmers

Forty-five organizations signed on to a letter urging Senators Pryor and Blunt to fully fund programs for veterans who are now in agriculture and the Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison office during the current appropriations process. Please read the Sign-on Letter for Veterans issues here.

Legislative Update from D.C.

Tyler Mac Innis serves as NFFC’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow.  He will be following Farm Bill implementation and making regular updates on the process here. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the House Agriculture Committee last week to discuss the state of the rural economy and field questions on the implementation of the Farm Bill.[…]

Competition in Agriculture

Letter to Congress on the serious financial crisis experienced by the majority of U.S. dairy farmers Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack to call for investigation of sheep market Letter to Congressional Agriculture Committee Leaders on competition issues in the 2012 Farm Bill Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack to call[…]

Dairy Farmer Gretchen Maine Outlines Price Issues for Members of Congress

Gretchen Maine, a New York dairy farmer, wrote a letter to Congress outlining the basic problems faced by dairy producers today – prices received for their do not cover the costs for producing it. March 4, 2013 To: All Members of Congress From: Gretchen Maine, Dairy Farmer 143 Mason Rd. Waterville, NY 13480 whinniesg@aol.com 315‐861‐5721[…]

Siddiqui Fails to Answer for Record

Siddiqui Fails to Answer for Anti-Organic, Anti-Sustainable, Anti-Consumer Record (11.04.09) – NFFC and Pesticide Action Network North America expressed disappointment today with Islam Siddiqui’s testimony and answers during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to become the next USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator.