Instead of supporting carbon markets that lead to farm consolidation and richer agribusiness corporations we should support funding for USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program and similar local incentives.
NFFC farmers have long identified unfair prices as a huge barrier to viability, and a large contributor to inequality and injustice.
The Growing Climate Solutions Act is a rare example of bipartisan support on climate change policy but would only further support the consolidation of agriculture.
Court rulings and interpretations around dicamba affect farmers’ decisions around planting crops, as well as their livelihoods.
NFFC and other farming organizations pressured SBA to provide equal access to all small businesses, but remain concerned that small, non-commodity farmers have still been left out.
Congress must continue applying pressure to US agencies to help all sectors of the farming community—especially small farmers, ranchers, and dairies—through future economic recovery deals.
NFFC has called for emergency direct payments scaled to to dairy farm size and supply management to prevent farmers from depending on export markets.
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The Green New Deal must eradicate the historical discrimination in government policies and agency practices against socially disadvantaged farmers and encourage farmland acquisition by resident operators.
A ‘Surf and Turf’ panel hosted by FERN highlighted the effects of climate change – particularly rising ocean temperatures – and the need for fishers in some regions to catch new species or get out of the business. Eaters should also practice flexibility.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association collect the same checkoff dollar from foreign cattle and beef as from U.S. beef producers. The more imports, the better for them, at a loss for U.S. producers.
The jury found that Bayer (Monsanto) and BASF created a joint venture to manufacture and sell dicamba-resistant seed and low-volatility herbicides, and that they conspired to create an ‘ecological disaster’ to increase profits.
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