The proposed criteria are inadequate and vague, failing to address significant and harmful practices in the livestock industry that are both anti-competitive and detrimental to farmer livelihoods.
Similar to the healthcare system, our food system has been radically underfunded and under prioritized, with corporations and profitization driving decision-making, but a new stimulus package focused on racial and economic equity could help to address that.
Our history of exploitation, violence, and marginalization is not relegated to history books but manifests itself to this day in determining property rights, access to public services, and how systemic racism is or is not addressed.
Organizations urge Senators Thune and Rounds (SD) to amend S.2744, The U.S. Beef Integrity Act, to correct the current misuse of the “Product of USA” label on imported beef products within a comprehensive mandatory COOL bill.
The new USMCA takes a step back in other areas, reading like a de-regulatory wish list for global agribusiness firms operating in all three countries.
We would like to emphasize the importance of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas, which should be the source of inspiration for future policy convergence processes here in the CFS, and for the public policy process related to this Decade.
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A transition to agroecology is necessary to ensure an environmentally sustainable and prosperous future, and we urge the US government to support this process within the CFS.
As Japan and the United States embark on negotiations over agricultural markets, potentially paving the way for a free-trade agreement, we urge the complete halt of these negotiations that undermine the livelihoods of family farmers and the sovereignty of rural communities in our two countries.
Comments on USDA’s implementation of important programs in the 2018 farm bill, including those to support minority farmers, local food systems, credit access, federal investment in ag research, keeping important research agencies in Washington, DC, and more.
The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) submits the following comments to respectfully urge the government of South Africa to reject Dow AgroSciences’s applications for commercial release of three maize seed varieties genetically engineered to resist the pesticide 2,4-D.
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)…