NAFTA should be replaced with an agreement that encourages and ensures environmental sustainability, economic viability and longevity for the people growing and harvesting our food, as well as their communities, in all three NAFTA countries.
For more information contact: Katherine Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition, 202-421-4544, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition, 202-628-7161, email@example.com; Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, 202-628-1440, firstname.lastname@example.org November 15, 2016 Statement on Behalf of National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade[…]
A recent Associated Press article noted that Wisconsin dairy producers “see nothing but advantages” if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session of Congress. A more accurate statement would be that some dairy producers see nothing but advantages. I am at a loss to understand how dairy producers would see any[…]
April 27, 2016 Attention: Ag/Trade Leg. Staff U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: The undersigned 161 farm, food, rural and faith groups urge you to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Independent family farmers and ranchers will see little benefit from the purported export gains from the[…]
April 18, 2016 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as development, faith-based and sustainable agriculture organizations concerned about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on food security and sustainable development in the member countries and around the world. Many of us work closely with partners in developing countries and have witnessed[…]
Our 2015 December Newsletter offers a sense of some of our campaigns and wins in 2015, as well as insights, stories and photos from NFFC farmers, fishermen and food sovereignty allies. Thanks to all who have offered energy and support in one way or other, keep up the good work, and enjoy a peaceful holiday[…]
The National Family Farm Coalition joined more than 110 farm, food and consumer groups on an April 12 letter urging Congress to oppose fast track legislation (trade promotion authority), which would ease the passage of free trade agreements such as the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TAFTA (Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement). Dena Hoff, board[…]
Eat fat! That is the message delivered in new studies that suggest Americans have wrongfully avoided fat in their diets for decades. In an effort to deal with the growing epidemic of heart disease, scientists turned their focus to cutting fat from diets. Many of those studies failed to control for major heart disease[…]
This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University[…]
As Spring has finally arrived, so has our latest Newsletter. Here is a printer-friendly B&W version. Here is the full color version. Happy Reading!